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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. 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. Photo of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, showing the length of the bridge as it curves across the ravine.
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00035302 Security Pacific National Bank Collection Pasadena-Bridges-Colorado Street Bridge; N-002-856.1 8x10 CARL0000038522 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/99493
Bridges--California--Pasadena Arch bridges--California--Pasadena Streets--California--Pasadena Automobiles--California--Pasadena Mountains--California, Southern National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938 Pasadena (Calif.) San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.) Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.)