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Romance now found at Colorado Street Bridge
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
A couple overlooks the Colorado Street Bridge, located over the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena. Two other local landmarks are visible in the background,the Pasadena City Hall on the left and the Vista del Arroyo Hotel on the right. Photograph caption reads, "Not many months ago this was 'suicide bridge.' Now the famous Pasadena span is the 'bridge of romance' for couples like Anne McGill and James Ford. This paper won a fight to have it screened." Photograph dated March 11, 1939.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 35 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 45
Vista del Arroyo Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena City Hall (Pasadena, Calif.)
Arch bridges--California--Pasadena
City halls--California--Pasadena
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938

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