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Title supplied by cataloger. 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. In 1989, after the Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California, the bridge was declared a seismic hazard and closed to traffic. It was reopened in 1993 after a substantial retrofit. With most of steel work set in place, the suicide-proof fencing of the Colorado street bridge is shown as it appears today. The barricade is seven feet high with three strands of barbed wire along the top. Ninety persons jumped to their deaths from the beautiful Pasadena span before steps were taken to safeguard the bridge. Photograph dated August 18, 1937.
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00099439 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 45 CARL0005109585 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30251
Men--California--Pasadena Fences--California--Pasadena Suicide--California--Pasadena--Prevention Arch bridges--California--Pasadena Bridges--California--Pasadena National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.) Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Pasadena (Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938