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The Colorado Street Bridge curves over the river bed, giving the bridge a rather unique perspective as you drive over it. Along with the lamps located at regular intervals, the bridge has a very romantic and old charm look from a distance.
But this unique structure has seen over people commit suicide from it, plummeting the feet to the ground below. Looking along the Colorado Street Bridge The first suicide was on November 16,and nearly fifty of the suicides occurred during the Great Depression from to Another report predicts that ninety-five people committed suicide from the bridge between the years of and The Pasadena Central Library has three thick binders on the bridge filled with all sorts of interesting articles and historical facts on the structure.
The bridge Street people a twenty seven million dollar renovation induring which it received a suicide barrier. This has reduced the number of suicides, although the bridge still retains its nickname.
Along with the suicides, of course, came the ghosts. Several spirits haunt the bridge, including a man with wire rimmed glasses and a vanishing woman in a long flowing robe.
She is often seen standing atop one of the parapets, vanishing as she throws herself off.
Even below the bridge, ghosts are said to walk the river bed. Strange sounds and cries echo throughout the dark nights. Misty forms have been reported and animals act strange in the area. Homeless camping under the bridge have regularly reported seeing ghostly figures and hearing mysterious noises.
A haunt wandering under the bridge whispers "her fault" to anyone he runs across, although no one knows who he means. Urban legends of course surround the history of the bridge. He was, according to rumor, left to die in the quick drying cement, entombed forever. Vintage Postcard of the Colorado Street Bridge Another story surrounds a suicide attempt that happened on May 1, Myrtle Ward, a despondent 22 year old mother, took her three year old daughter, Jeanette, to the bridge that morning.
Myrtle walked up to the side of the bridge and threw her baby girl, Jeanette, off. And then immediately jumped over herself apparently so they could be together in the afterlife. In a remarkable twist of fate, somehow, the baby landed in thick branches of a nearby tree, slowing her descent until she came to the ground mostly unharmed, but her mother, Myrtle, plummeted to her death.
She now is also rumored to haunt the bridge still searching for her baby. Below the bridge is a maze of streets and other bridges. A "slide" or spillway also lies under the bridge at least two, one goes through a tunneland local kids have referred to it as "The Slide" and spray painted it with "Angel of the Slide".
Local kids would go there in the sixties and seventies and slide down the spillway either sitting down or standing up. Special thanks to Mike Zens who has provided us with a photo of the spray paint and the entrance to "The Slide".
Colorado Street is now called Colorado Boulevard. On the west side of the bridge, exit Highway at Orange Grove, go North one block, turn right onto Green, then right on Grand which will immediately end near a grassy park like area.
Park, walk to the left to the bridge. To drive across the bridge, leave Grand, head back towards the on-ramp and actually take the West on-ramp, but veer towards the left and onto the bridge instead of right and onto the highway. Additionally, the bridge was part of historic Route 66 from through Black people are far more racist than white people.
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