Loma Bridge, originally constructed in 1914, is undergoing a seismic
retrofit and rehabilitation. The bridge
will be closed for 18 months, with construction beginning in summer 2015 and
the anticipated completion in winter 2016. The scope of the project involves replacement
of bridge deck; rehabilitation of the arches and spandrel columns; and strengthening
the end piers. The estimated cost of the
project is approximately $16 million.
Project funding consists of $13.3 million in federal funds and $2.7
million City funds. The La Loma Bridge Project is a collaborative effort between the City of Pasadena and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
construction traffic will be detoured to other bridges across the Arroyo
Seco. Residents will be able to cross
using the Colorado Boulevard Bridge to access areas north of La Loma Bridge,
and will be able to use the San Rafael Bridge to access areas south of La Loma
Bridge. The Department of Public Works
is creating a traffic management plan to assist the flow of traffic.
La Loma Bridge Fact Sheet July 2015
Building panels for exterior girder forms across bridge
Formation of pier columns
Another progress work view of the construction of the southern outer cantilever portion of the falsework soffit. The handrail is already in place in parallel line to the bridge, looking West.
Pasadena Water and Power Department completed the power main and vault relocation efforts on La Loma Road. The City is coordinating remaining utility
Traffic has been detoured to other
bridges across the Arroyo Seco.
Motorists are able to cross using the Colorado Boulevard Bridge to
access areas north of La Loma Bridge, and are able to use the San Rafael Bridge
to access areas south of La Loma Bridge.
The Department of Public Works has created a traffic management plan to
assist the flow of traffic featured on the subsequent page.
The contractor mobilized in July 2015
and the bridge was closed on Monday, July 27, 2015. The asphalt concrete has been removed from
the bridge deck and the east side trail cover is under construction. A majority of the work is occurring below the
bridge. A pedestrian cover and support
foundations for the “falsework” that will be constructed are underway. Preparations to construct a temporary bridge
to transport heavy equipment to the west side of the channel are also underway.
It is anticipated that La Loma Bridge will re-open in December 2016.
Building pedestrian access tunnel under La Loma Bridge
Verification testing of micropiles
Excavation underneath La
La Loma Bridge Renovation Trail Access & Detour Map
For more information, please contact Yesenia Alvarado, Management Analyst at (626) 744-7033 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Last updated: May 2016