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New Pedestrian Bridge Planned to Span Arroyo Seco Flood Control Channel Near Rose Bowl

Published on Monday, June 27, 2022 | 5:43 am

Pasadena’s Design Commission will hold an Advisory Review on Tuesday, June 28, of a proposal to build a new temporary pedestrian bridge in Brookside Golf Course, intended to accommodate safe two-way pedestrian traffic between the east and west areas of the golf course.

According to plans reported by the Department of Planning and Community Development, the metal bow truss bridge would span the Arroyo Seco concrete flood control channel and measure 24 feet and 10 inches wide, and 80 feet long, with approximately four foot-high railings on either side. It will be located directly west of the Brookside clubhouse and northwest of the Rose Bowl.

The plan showed the bridge will have a 60-inch tall profile with an 18-inch sloping rise, for a total height of 78 inches.

The bridge will be framed in metal steel tubes painted bronze, with a brown wood plank in-laid deck. The engineered metal truss bridge, comprised of three sections, will be constructed offsite and the pieces will be transported to the golf course and assembled onsite.

Planning Department staff said the bridge will be a temporary feature that is expected to coincide only with the scheduled concert and festival season which starts in May and ends in September. Assembly is anticipated to be in late April. The bridge will be dismantled by early October of each year and stored offsite for the next season.

On some occasions, the bridge may remain in place beyond September to accommodate events at the Rose Bowl, if necessary. Should such a need arise, the required agreement and coordination shall be between Goldenvoice/AEG and the Rose Bowl Operating Company (RBOC), the Planning Department said.

Existing golf cart overpasses onsite will continue to be available for pedestrians during these events, but reliance on them will be minimized, the Planning Department report said.

Goldenvoice/AEG recommended the location of the proposed bridge based on how they intend to use the west side of the golf course. The new bridge should help eliminate the crowding problem observed during past events.

Completion of the temporary bridge is expected before the start of the 2023 concert and festival season.

Tuesday’s special meeting of the Design Commission begins at 4:30 p.m. and is accessible to the public through Zoom, at, or by calling (669) 900-6833 and using the webinar ID 823 8332 8916.

Public comments may be sent by email, to, or may be made during the meeting using the Zoom application.

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