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LACM - Colorado Boulevard Overpass

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Future Gold Line Bridge over Colorado

Former ATSF RR Bridge

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

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BH Photo #114373

Map 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Colorado Blvd Up on AT&SF RR - Soon to be the Gold Line MTA in Arcadia
Location
Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930, purchased by MTA 1990
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Commuter Rail
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACM)
Dimensions
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)
Quadrangle map:
Sierra Madre
Inventory numbers
CA 53C-596 (California bridge number)
BH 36650 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

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