Today’s date is 2-20-2020. Not a historically-relevant date, but an interesting number pattern of twos, zeros, and twenties. So, for no particular reason, I chose to celebrate my favorite regional historic landmark – the Colorado Street Bridge.
This magnificent bridge is one of the most beautiful and deadly in the world.
The Colorado Street Bridge spans the Arroyo Seco within sight of the historic Rose Bowl and stunning San Gabriel Mountains beyond.
The original posted speed limit was 10 miles per hour. Parking was allowed on the bridge when it first opened. Drivers could stop anywhere along the expanse, exit their vehicles and enjoy the sidewalks, sitting areas, and grand views of the arroyo and mountains.
Note: Originally, the Colorado Street Bridge did not have an extended fence to prevent “leapers” from jumping off – that came later when its reputation grew as a “suicide bridge.”
Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas