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Arcadia Getting New Art Deco-ish Bridge for Gold Line Extension

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Now that the basket bridge for the 11.5-mile Gold Line extension into Azusa is done, what's next? Constructing a new bridge over Colorado Boulevard in Arcadia, reports the Arcadia Patch. The boulevard will remain closed from Monday until the end of April while crews replace a 1930s steel bridge with a new span that can hold modern light rail trains. Made with concrete, the new bridge will retain some of its predecessor's Art Deco borders. "It's historic architecture that we felt very strongly about keeping," Arcadia Chief City Engineer Philip Wray tells Patch. After that work is finished, crews will construct the Santa Anita and Huntington bridges before they start laying track. Many people are happy to see work progressing on the Gold Line, scheduled to open in two years, but moving at a glacial place compared to the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica--also scheduled for a 2015 opening.
· Colorado Boulevard Bridge Work Begins [Patch]