Gold line (ATSF) over Colorado Bvld.
Future Gold Line Bridge over Colorado
Former ATSF RR Bridge
Gold Line Rail Road Bridge over Colorado
Written by David Kimbrough
The database says that this bridge was built in 1951 but the details on the abutments scream "Art Deco". Further the ATSF Railroad was built in the late 1880s and Colorado Blvd. was laid out that far east at least in the 1920's so I am guessing that this was actually built in 1931.
The right of way, including this and other bridges, was purchased by the Metropolitan Transit District for conversion to public transportation in the form of light rail. The section east of Pasadena, including this bridge, is scheduled for the third extension (the Foothill Extension), tentatively planned after 2011.
- Bridge over Colorado Blvd Up on AT&SF RR - Soon to be the Gold Line MTA in Arcadia
- Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California
- Closed but will be upgraded to light rail
- Built 1930, purchased by MTA 1990
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +34.14500, -118.03167 (decimal degrees)
34°08'42" N, 118°01'54" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/404888/3778714 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Mount Wilson
- Inventory numbers
- CA 53C-596 (California bridge number)
BH 36650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
- September 16, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
- July 11, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
- July 1, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
- June 14, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
- June 11, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
- May 26, 2008: Essay added by David Kimbrough