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Hahamongna News

Title:

Flint Wash Bridge Contract Awarded

Subtitle:

Date:

2006-10-26

Author:

Charles Cooper

Publication:

Valley Sun - La Cañada Flintridge

Content:

Work is expected to begin by the end of the year on a 155-foot pedestrian and equestrian bridge over the Flint Wash, to connect the east side of the Hahamongna Watershed Park with the west.

The Pasadena City Council Monday awarded a $1.4 million contract to a Monrovia firm to construct the bridge, which replaces a structure removed nearly 20 years ago because of damage.

Toby B. Hayward Inc. of Monrovia was the low bidder on the contract at $1.31 million, with contingency fee bringing the contract up to the $1.4 million mark. The engineer's estimate was $1.16 million.

According to Pasadena's public works department, the bridge will restore an historic crossing and will complete a missing link in the park perimeter trail.

Two bridges previously stood in the location. The first, a concrete arch structure, was damaged and replaced in 1935. The second bridge was damaged by fire and removed in 1987.

Most of the funding for the project came through the federal government. An additional $500,000 was allocated by the city out of money set aside for a sports field in the park which was funded through a different source.


The crossing is part of a trails system connecting the Angeles National Forest with the lower reaches of the Arroyo Seco and trails to the west. The bridge will be a 12-foot wide steel structure, with additional work for retaining walls and an asphalt concrete path.

Grading would occur on both sides of the bridge, with work occurring on La Cañada Verdugo Road, the eastern approach to the bridge, and Oak Grove Service Road.

A new water line will be installed for landscaping, with the eastern water line extended across the bridge. A total of six trees will be removed.

Work is expected to begin in November, and last about four months. The construction staging area will be placed to the west of the project.

— Charles Cooper