-Photo by Terry Miller
Local media was given a tour last Friday of the construction developments which have been causing drivers along the eastbound 210 to do a double take. There is now a temporary support structure across the lanes which will allow trucks under 15 feet to pass freely. However when the structure is complete the GLCA says that the height allowance will be 19 feet.
Work on the 210 Freeway Gold Line Bridge is on schedule and may require as many as 20 night full eastbound lane closures in the next two months in Arcadia.
The $18.6 million 584-foot bridge, the first component of the 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, started last summer and is expected to be completed later this year.
The bridge will carry the Gold Line over the Freeway just east of Baldwin Avenue. Plans call for future expansion of the light rail to Claremont and Montclair.
Crews erected a temporary support structure over the eastbound 210 lanes last week to support the bridge during construction until the structure is strong enough to support itself.
The final design of the basket-shaped bridge, inspired by the traditions of the Tongva tribe, was approved in November.
There will be nightly full closures of the eastbound I-210 Freeway lanes for construction of the I-210 bridge from today (Feb. 22) through Friday night, March 2, except for Saturday and Sunday night (Feb. 25 and 26).
Each weekday night, eastbound on-ramps at Rosemead Blvd., Michillinda Blvd. and Baldwin Ave. will close at 9:00 p.m.; up to three lanes will close starting at 10:00 p.m.; FULL closure of eastbound lanes from midnight until 5:00 a.m. each morning. All lanes will re-open by 6:00 a.m.
On Friday, Feb. 24 and Friday, March 2, the closures will take place from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. All lanes will re-open by 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.