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Title:

Historic Significance of Bridge Across the Arroyo Seco

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Date:

2017-05-03

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May 3, 2017 - It was a festive scene in 1893 when they opened to bridge across Devil's Gate to all those who lived in the Cresenta Valley to travel to the fast developing town of Pasadena.

Author:

Rick Thomas

Publication:

South Pasadena Review

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In May 1893, residents celebrated the opening of the bridge, above, across the Arroyo Seco at Devil’s Gate. The bridge was essential for Crescenta Valley’s economic growth and offered a vital transportation link with its neighbor, the City of Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley. During the last century, it became only one of many installed at this site. Although the bridge was removed during construction of the Devil’s Gate Dam, the concrete footings for the historic “first bridge” can still be seen today just behind the dam.

THROWBACK THURSDAY IS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY RICK THOMAS

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