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Colorado Street Bridge

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/18 Lr3; HEP1

Also known as “Suicide Bridge”, the Colorado Street Bridge crosses the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena, California.  Designed and built in 1913 by the firm of J.A.L. Waddell, It spans 1,486 feet (453 m) and is notable for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, light standards, and railings.

This view is from the parking lot at La Casita Del Arroyo.  The structure  behind the bridge, which appears dwarfed by the Colorado Street Bridge is actually the Ventura Freeway (CA-134), and it is actually more massive than the Colorado Street Bridge, which is only two lanes, as opposed to eight lanes, and the freeway bridge is actually taller. This is a good example of how perspective can be deceiving depending upon your viewpoint.  I think this image conveys the notion of “Suicide Bridge” fairly well with its dark tones and foreboding clouds and the stonewall, which I made darker than it was in real life.