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Up Close With the Gold Line's Almost-Finished Basket Bridge

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A big item on the to-do list for the Gold Line extension to Azusa will be crossed off the construction authority's list in three months, with work on the iconic "basket bridge" over the 210 wrapping up now (the baskets signify the work of the Native Americans who once occupied this area). Arcadia Weekly got a look at construction, which recently soldiered on through 113 degree heat. Meanwhile, freeway closures continue intermittently as falsework is taken off the bridge and workers wrap up other details. There will be a dedication ceremony in December for the 584-foot long structure, which, sometime around 2015 will carry trains between the currently-open Sierra Madre Villa station and Arcadia (an earlier iteration of the rail bridge had to be taken down after the 1994 quake). Track will be installed on the bridge by a different construction team, and work will hopefully commence soon on the stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, and Azusa.
· Gold Line Bridge over 210 Shows Design Elements, Beacon Media Gets a Peek at the Progress [Arcadia Weekly]

Gold Line Basket Bridge

W. Colorado St. & N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA