Pasadena Heritage Hosts Virtual Celebration of Beloved Bridge

Pasadena Heritage is inviting the community to join its celebration of one of the city most iconic structures, the Colorado Street Bridge.
Though the Colorado Street Bridge Party has long been a community favorite, this year the preservation organization urges local residents to participate from Sunday, Aug. 9-Saturday, Aug. 15 in a virtual celebration.
The organization has arranged a lineup of events intended to offer something for everyone. Classic cars will cruise Pasadena’s historic neighborhoods and the bridge to kick off the festivities on Sunday. On Monday, Aug. 10, there will be a lecture on the history of the bridge with bestselling author Chip Jacobs, and on Tuesday, Aug. 11, a panel discussion on the proposed new fencing with members of the Bridge Task Force.
Architect and structural engineer Chris Peck will join the program Wednesday, Aug. 12, for a story time and hands-on bridge building activity geared to the younger generation. Sponsors will be treated to an exclusive talk from renowned artist Kenton Nelson on Thursday, Aug. 13.
To begin the weekend, join the celebration on Friday, Aug. 14, for a virtual happy hour and trivia with Eagle Rock Brewery. Finally, on Saturday, Pasadena Heritage will broadcast a special video about the bridge.
Detailed information on each event can be found at pasadenaheritage.org/bridgecelebration.
Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Corporate and individual sponsorships are also available.
The Colorado Street Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been threatened numerous times. For the last 43 years, Pasadena Heritage has been its leading champion. After many years of effort, the bridge was saved, seismically upgraded and restored to its original grandeur — a feat that is celebrated with this community event. Proceeds will support Pasadena Heritage’s ongoing work to preserve and protect Pasadena’s architectural treasures.

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