Friday, December 17, 2010

Colorado Street Bridge V

"Colorado St. Bridge V" (Little 'Scape #24)
watercolor (5" x 7")
Painting on Arches paper mounted on archival museum board,
UV and archival varnish coated. Display easel included.
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Well another local site...and the most requested painting for visitors and locals alike within the Pasadena area...."The Colorado St Bridge".  The Colorado Street Bridge is an historic concrete bridge with Beaux Arts arches, ornate lamp posts and railings.  Built in 1913, the initial design proved difficult due to finding solid footing in the river bed below. However, when engineers conceived the idea of curving the bridge, they  created a work of art.  
The Colorado Street Bridge was part of Route 66 until 1940 when the Arroyo Seco Parkway opened. 
Today, the bridge has received a Civil Engineering Landmark designation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.