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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. View of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, spanning the Arroyo Seco below.
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00064745 Works Progress Administration Collection WPA 2208 4x5 CARL0000068530 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/2499
Bridges--California--Pasadena Arch bridges--California--Pasadena Eclecticism in architecture--California--Pasadena National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks Works Progress Administration Collection photographs Pasadena (Calif.) Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.) Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938