~ Architectural elements of the 210 Gold Line bridge, designed by artist Andrew Leicester, are being revealed as the "falsework" (scaffolding) is being removed. Spokesman Habib Balian says it will take several more weeks of consecutive night closures to complete the removal process. He adds that off-site work continues on fabrication of the baskets that will soon sit atop the bridge's main columns.
Also, he reports that eastbound closures of the 210 "will start again late Sunday night, and continue through next Friday morning. Closures start around 9 p.m. each night with nearby on-ramp closing first, then individual lanes begin to close around 10 p.m. Full closure of the eastbound freeway starts at Midnight, and all lanes reopen by 5:00 a.m. the following morning."
~ Community blood drive, Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 800 Royal Oaks Drive in Monrovia. http://goo.gl/DPaMb
- Brad Haugaard