Above is a great time-lapse video of the pour and below is the news release from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, which is building the Pasadena-to-Azusa line — which, by the way, remains on-time and on budget:
MONROVIA — Achieving another major milestone in the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension construction project, crews worked 18 hours over the last several days to place more than 200 truckloads of concrete to form the bridge’s superstructure and main crossbeam, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority CEO Habib F. Balian announced today.
An important component of the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa is the I-210 Gold Line Bridge, the “Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley.” The bridge – a 584-linear-foot light rail bridge traversing the eastbound lanes of the I-210 Freeway between Baldwin and Santa Anita Avenues – will allow connection between the existing Sierra Madre Villa Station in East Pasadena and the future Arcadia Station.
“The concrete pour of the bridge marks an important milestone for the extension of the Gold Line. The bridge is a significant element of the entire project and as the concrete cures and the forms are removed in the coming months, the traveling public will get to see the bridge truly taking shape,” said Balian. “The next step is to pour the bridge deck, which will one day carry light rail trains into portions of the San Gabriel Valley that have not had passenger rail options for decades.”