Cool photo e-mailed around this afternoon from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Authority, the agency building the Pasadena-to-Azusa addition to the Gold Line.
The photo was taken underneath the new bridge in Arcadia that will carry Gold Line tracks from the median of the 210 freeway toward downtown Arcadia. Here’s the email sent by Habib Balian, the Construction Authority’s CEO:
Final details are being completed on the Gold Line Bridge, as Skanska readies the bridge for turn-over to the project alignment contractor (Foothill Transit Contractors) in just over one week. The landscaping, irrigation and lighting installation (see image below) is well underway, and work will be completed over the next several days on the final barrier walls along the superstructure. Also, as you can see below, nearly all of the reeds have been installed on the outrigger baskets.
We anticipate up to three night-time freeway closures during these last two weeks of construction. Closures are needed to remove the form work, scaffolding, and general construction materials. The first two will be tonight and tomorrow night, with one possible additional closure anticipated.
With the rainy weather behind us for now, the contractor has cleared the way for an on-time, on-budget completion.
I’m scheduled to get a closer view of the bridge next week as part of a media briefing. I’ll post a bunch of photos then. Work will soon be ramping up on many other parts of the 11.5-mile project being built along the old railroad right-of-way.