Santa Fe Arroyo Seco Railroad Bridge
|Santa Fe Arroyo Seco Railroad Bridge|
The bridge with a Gold Line train.
|Location||162 S. Avenue 61|
The Santa Fe Arroyo Seco Railroad Bridge in Highland Park, Los Angeles, is more than 700 feet (210 m) long and crosses the Arroyo Seco Parkway at an elevation of over 100 feet (30 m). It the tallest and longest railroad span in the city of Los Angeles, and most likely the oldest such structure still in use. The bridge crosses the lower part of the Arroyo Seco, a watershed canyon from the San Gabriel Mountains.
The Santa Fe Arroyo Seco bridge, built in 1896, replaced the 1889 wooden trestle used by the Southern California Railway, which was a subsidiary of the Santa Fe Railroad. The 1889 bridge replaced the original 1885 wooden trestle bridge built by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. Rail service ended in 1994 and in the late 1990s, the bridge was retrofitted to accommodate the Los Angeles MTA's Gold Line light rail system which opened on July 26, 2003.
One of the bridge's trestles.
1885 view of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Railroad crossing the Arroyo Seco near Garvanza - Highland Park
- List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments on the East and Northeast Sides
- List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles
- History of Trains in Pasadena
- Southern Transcon
- Union Station (Los Angeles)
- Southwest Chief
- Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
- Highland Park (Los Angeles Metro station)
- South Pasadena (Los Angeles Metro station)
- http://cityplanning.lacity.org/complan/HCM/dsp_hcm_result.cfm?community=Northeast Los Angeles
-  Archived January 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Charles J. Fisher, historian and preservationist
- Media related to Santa Fe Arroyo Seco Railroad Bridge at Wikimedia Commons
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