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Day 55: Colorado Street Bridge Party

The Annual Colorado Street Bridge Party is this Saturday, July 10th!

Colorado Bridge Party


The Bridge Celebration is held on the historic Colorado Street Bridge, an extension of Colorado Blvd. west of Orange Grove Blvd. On any map, look for the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.

A bit of Colorado Street Bridge history:

The Colorado Street Bridge was built in 1913 to connect Pasadena to Los Angeles and span the Arroyo Seco.  It was constructed of reinforced concrete and is 28 feet wide and over 1,470 feet long.  The bridge has 48 lamps and 11 parabolic arches.  At the time of its construction, it was the tallest concrete bridge.  In the late 1930s, the Colorado Street Bridge was reinforced with steel fencing and it was fully restored and seismically upgraded in 1993.

The California Department of Transportation has deemed this bridge one of the state’s historically significant bridges.  Most people don’t know this, but in 1915, just after the bridge was built, there were more car owners in Pasadena than anywhere else in the world!  Makes for a great Trivia Question!


From the 110 Freeway: From Los Angeles, take the 110 Freeway north to Pasadena. Take the Orange Grove exit, turning north (left) onto Orange Grove Blvd. Continue north to Colorado Blvd.

From the 134 Freeway: Traveling east or west, take the Orange Grove Blvd. exit, turning south (right) onto Orange Grove.

Pasadena Heritage is also advising that there will be a soccer game on the same day at the Rose Bowl.  Check out their site and plan accordingly!


Available at the Norton Simon Museum of Art, (411 West Colorado Blvd.) from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Free parking is also available on surface streets (along South Grand Ave. and side streets) where permitted.

Available at Avery Dennison from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – enter the Walnut Street entrance between North Orange Grove Blvd. and North St. John Avenue.


Tickets start at $12 for pre sale or $15 at the door.  There’s also a Facebook promotion going on… Click here for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Just another one of 365 Things To Do in Pasadena!

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