With its landscaped embankments, limited access, and depressed roadway, Arroyo Seco Parkway (now known as the Pasadena Freeway) became the prototype of the Los Angeles freeway system. Motorists enjoy a scenic drive featuring landscaped embankments lush with native chaparral. The curving alignment traverses a chain of small parks shaded by sycamores and eucalyptus and exposed views of the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains.
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Roads & RailsEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1940Pasadena to Los AngelesLos AngelosState: CACountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/arroyo-seco-parkway/Creator: Allen, T.D.
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/prayitno (CC BY 2.0) Era_date_from: 1940