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Suicide Bridge, Colorado Street Bridge
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Lindsey, Robert(Lecturer in classical acting)
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Photograph included in the exhibit: “Edited for Publication: Photographic Manipulations in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner”
The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the Kansas City (MO)-based firm of J.A.L. Waddell. With a span of 1,486 feet and known for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, lights, and railings, the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Photograph caption dated May 23, 1956 reads, Path Of Leap From Colorado St. Bridge - Homer Robbins, 43, Plunged 100 Feet, Through Roof of Barracks - and He's Still Alive!
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 45
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Arch bridges--California--Pasadena
Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938

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