The art of transit


Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro

I caught this photo of a Metro 180 or 181 bus crossing the Arroyo Seco Bridge in Pasadena before sunset on Wednesday.

I had been wanting to shoot the bridge from this spot on Arroyo Boulevard that offers a view straight north toward the bridge and the San Gabriel Mountains. It was exceptionally clear out Wednesday after the latest storm blew through — all I had to do was set up my camera on a tripod and use Nextrip on my iPhone to see when the next bus would rumble over the bridge; the 180, 181 and 780 all cross the bridge on Colorado Boulevard. I used a telephoto lens at 200mm to help the mountains appear closer to the bridge.

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5 replies

    • Hi Just a Person;

      It’s referred to as both Arroyo Seco bridge and Colorado Street bridge locally.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  1. People who grew up in Pasadena or have lived there for decades
    would agree with Just a Person and call it the Colorado Street Bridge.