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Avenue 52 over the Arroyo Seco & Pasadena Freeway

Westward view from off-ramp of the bridge and balustrade over the Pasadena Freeway

David Kimbrough

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Brief History of Ave 52 Bridge 

Written by David Kimbrough

The wooden bridge was built some time in the early part of the 20th century. It was replaced by a concrete bridge in the late 1930's around 1937. This bridge was washed out by a flood in March of 1938. A new concrete bridge was built in 1939 as part of the construction of the Arroyo Parkways / Pasadena Freeway (California Route 2).

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Overview
Bridge over Pasadena Freeway (Cal 110) on Avenue 52 in Los Angeles
Location
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Wooden Bridge ~ 1920 Contrete Bridge Built 1939
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 113.9 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.10167, -118.19500   (decimal degrees)
34°06'06" N, 118°11'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/389772/3774073 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Los Angeles
Inventory numbers
CA 53-428 (California bridge number)
BH 38396 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 88.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
12,000

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2011: New Street View added by David Kimbrough
  • December 16, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • January 2, 2009: New photos from David Kimbrough
  • December 27, 2008: Essay added by David Kimbrough
  • December 19, 2008: Added by David Kimbrough

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Avenue 52 over the Arroyo Seco & Pasadena Freeway
Posted May 27, 2011, by Gloria Scott (Gloria [dot] Scott [at] dot [dot] ca [dot] gov)

This bridges was listed in the National Register of Historic Places because it is a contributing feature of the Arroyo Seco Parkway Historic District, which was listed in the National Register on on February 4, 2011.