A 16 hour "concrete pour" took place yesterday for the Gold Line Foothill Extension's "basket bridge," the Pasadena Star-News reports. The pour is a big check mark on the construction list for the $18.6 million bridge, which will carry trains over the eastbound lanes of the 210 when the extension to Azusa is done around 2016. Next the concrete will harden inside the bridge's wood forms, and then new concrete will be poured next month for the rail deck portion of the bridge (freeway closures should be much less painful than they were during the last few months of construction). Giant decorative baskets, meant to evoke Native American weaving, will be affixed to the bridge's supports in September. Finally, abutments, landscaping, and lighting will be added. Meanwhile, the old rail bridge over Colorado Boulevard in Arcadia was recently removed to make way for a new bridge that can carry two tracks.
· Concrete "big pour" puts I-210 Gold Line bridge on track [PSN]
· Basket Bridge Archives [Curbed LA]