Pasadena Heritage presents this year's Colorado Street Bridge Party on July 19th!
It will be a great evening of continuous live music, dancing, antique cars, children's activities, no-host food and beverages.
The Colorado Street Bridge was built in 1913 to connect Pasadena to Los Angeles and span the Arroyo Seco. It was constructed of reinforced concrete and is 28 feet wide and over 1,470 feet long. The bridge has 48 lamps and 11 parabolic arches. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest concrete bridge. In the late 1930s, the Colorado Street Bridge was reinforced with steel fencing and it was fully restored and seismically upgraded in 1993.
The California Department of Transportation has deemed this bridge one of the state's historically significant bridges. Most people don't know this, but in 1915, just after the bridge was built, there were more car owners in Pasadena than anywhere else in the world! Makes for a great Trivia Question!
So come on out on July 19, 2008. It is a great way to see the historic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena. You will truly understand why it's known as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.
So come on out this Saturday and join the party!
Tickets can be purchased in advance at 651 South Saint John Avenue, Pasadena, California. Call 626-441-6333 for more information. Prices range from $6.50 to $13. If you are a Pasadena Heritage Member, you are eligible for a discount if you pre-purchase.