Here’s the latest update from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency building the 11.5-mile extension of the Gold Line from Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border — check out the very cool photo of the 210 bridge at night, posted after the jump:
The FTC (Foothill Transit Constructors – a Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture) team has made significant progress on the design for the 11.5-mile light rail extension. The majority of packages have been approved for construction, and all packages are on schedule to be completed in March 2013.
Additionally, significant construction has started. This is especially true in Azusa, where work is already underway to relocate the freight track in advance of the light rail track construction; and in Monrovia, where crews are mass grading the 24-acre operations campus. Last week, work started in Arcadia on the Colorado Boulevard Bridge (pictured above), and construction began this week on the Foothill Bridge in Azusa.
These and other upcoming activities will require periodic and/or long-term closures of lanes and streets, noise and other local impacts and the Construction Authority is committed to doing everything possible to inform neighbors and the general public of the expected impacts.
Starting this month, the Construction Authority will begin sending e-notices of the latest closures, anticipated impacts, and general hotspots along the corridor. If you have not already, we encourage you to sign up to receive these construction notices at www.foothillextension.org.
Gold Line Bridge Completed On-Time and On-Budget
On December 15, 2012, over three hundred and fifty honored guests, elected officials and local stakeholders came together to mark the on-time, on-budget completion of the Gold Line Bridge, and to thank the men and women helped design and build the structure.
The bridge is the first element of the Pasadena to Azusa segment to be completed, and Skanska USA did a tremendous job over the last 29 months of designing and building the 584-linear foot sculptural bridge. The bridge has now been turned over to FTC for installation of track and other elements, as part of the overall light rail extension project.
That last shot is art.
That said, all of that uplighting creates light polution. It would be great if there were a way to get similar effects with less light polution. Remember light polution is waste light, which is wasted energy.