The Rosemead Boulevard pedestrian bridge recently received a much-needed facelift and renovation.
Built in 1958, the bridge was originally installed to provide junior and senior high school students with a safer alternative for crossing Rosemead on their way to school. Hundreds of students and residents continue to use the bridge every day to walk to Smith Park, the Aquatic Center, Rio Vista Park, the new Library, shopping centers, Ruben Salazar Continuation School and El Rancho High School.
Renovations to the bridge included new safety fencing, new handrails, polyester concrete overlay, lighting standard upgrades and the City name. In addition to giving the bridge a more contemporary architectural look, the renovation project rehabilitated the bridge’s structural components so it can remain in service for years to come.
Funding for the Bridge Rehabilitation Project was provided by Metro Local Transit and Measure R funds.