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ANGELES CREST TUNNEL #2 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.361667,-117.860000

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Carries CA 2 over ANGELES CREST TUNNEL #2
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 475.1 Feet
Span Length: 475.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over ANGELES CREST TUNNEL #2 on CA 2
History: Built 1950
Built: 1950

Location: Los Angeles County

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Agoura Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.143333,-118.756667

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Carries Agoura Road over Medea Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 39.0 Feet
Span Length: 39.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Medea Creek on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills
History: Built 1920; rehabilitated 1926
Built: 1920

Location: Los Angeles County

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Agoura Road over Medea Creek

South side looking north.

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114667

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Agoura Road North Side Balustrade

Northward view

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190148

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Highway over Medea Creek - 1932

The bridge is somewhat visible where it says "Malibu Junction" at the lower center of the picture.

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1932

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Aliso Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.430000,-118.113333

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Carries Aliso Canyon Road over Aliso Canyon Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Aliso Canyon Creek on Aliso Canyon Road
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Los Angeles County

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Aliso Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.443333,-118.148333

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Carries Aliso Canyon Road over Gleason Canyon Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 126.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Gleason Canyon Creek on Aliso Canyon Road
History: Built 1956
Built: 1956

Location: Los Angeles County

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Lake Elizabeth Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by culvert

Location: 34.586667,-118.195000

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Carries Elizabeth Lake Road over Amargosa Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Amargosa Creek on Elizabeth Lake Road in Palmdale
History: Built 1946; replaced 2008
Built: 1946

Location: Los Angeles County

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115143

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Lake Elizabeth Road over Amargosa Creek

Westward view from bank

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25th Street West Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 34.586667,-118.173333

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Carries 25th Street West over Amargosa Creek
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Amargosa Creek on 25th Street West in Palmdale
History: Built 1929; rehabilitated 1976, Replaced in 2000
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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115135

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25th Street West over Amargosa Creek

Eastward view from Lake Elizabeth Road

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Angeles Crest Tnnl Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.365000,-117.861667

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Carries Angeles Crest Tnnl over SR 2
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 644.1 Feet
Span Length: 644.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over SR 2 on Angeles Crest Tnnl
History: Built 1950
Built: 1950

Location: Los Angeles County

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Angeles Forest Highway Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.311667,-118.138333

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Carries Angeles Forest Highway over Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 475.1 Feet
Span Length: 475.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Tunnel on Angeles Forest Highway
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Los Angeles County

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Angeles Forest Highway Big Tujunga Canyon Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.308333,-118.141667

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Carries Angeles Forest Highway over Big Tujunga Cyn
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 438.0 Feet
Span Length: 245.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Big Tujunga Cyn on Angeles Forest Highway
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Los Angeles County

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Angeles Forest Highway over Big Tujunga

Northward view from highway

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129933

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Upload Photos Angeles Forest Highway over Big Tujunga

Northward view from south abutment

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129934

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Upload Photos Angeles Forest Highway over Big Tujunga

Eastside

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129935

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Upload Photos Angeles Forest Highway over Big Tujunga

Westside

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497874

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Big Tujunga Canyon Bridge

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North Arroyo Boulevard Channel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.146667,-118.163333

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Carries Arroyo Blvd. over Arroyo Seco
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 117.1 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco Ch Br on Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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113927

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Arroyo Blvd. Bridge looking North East

This very short bridge crossing a step gully northward parallel to the Arroyo Seco

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113928

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Arroyo Blvd. Bridge looking North

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191446

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Upper Arroyo Seco- 1928

Los Angeles County Topogrpahic Map

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Ventura Freeway Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.145500,-118.165311

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Carries CA 134 over Arroyo Seco
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 1346.2 Feet
Span Length: 319.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco on CA 134 in Pasadena
History: Built 1953; rehabilitated 1971
Built: 1953

Location: Los Angeles County

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113855

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The Ventura Freeway Bridge over the Arroyo Seco

The northward view from the Arroyo bed.

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113856

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The Venture Freeway Bridge over the Arroyo Seco

The westward view for the Arroyo Bed

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

158483

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Ventura Freeway

Ventura Freeway on right side, Colorado Blvd on left side, looking West.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2009

158484

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Ventura Freeway

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2009

158485

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Ventura Freeway

Ventura Freeway on right side, Colorado Blvd on left side, looking West.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2009

296923

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Vertura Freeway Bridge

Looking North

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296924

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Vertura Freeway Bridge

Looking North

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Avenue 26 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
This project will widen the bridge deck by 16 feet. it also involves the construction of new ornamental railings and installation of new bridge guardrails. The bridge will be seismically strengthened to meet the latest California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) seismic requirements.

Location: 34.083058,-118.221423

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Carries Avenue 26 over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 141.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on Avenue 26 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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113913

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Detail of the Ave 26 Bridge

A view of a detail of the Bridge overlooking the Arroyo Seco and the Pasadena Freeway

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113914

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Lamp Post on Ave 26 Bridge

A view of one of the 1920's style lamp on the Ave 26 Bridge.

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114350

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Avenue 26 Bridge

Northeast View

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130682

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Opening Day - 1925

clusc_8_1_00166205a

UCLA Library

131504

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1917

USC Digital Archives

190514

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Figuroa Street Bridge

The Avenue 26 Bridge is visible in the upper center of the photograph, just to the right and above the San Fernando Road Bridge.

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography vis USC Digital Library

190377

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River & Arroyo Seco in 1928

The Los Angeles River & Arroyo Seco are in blue and Ave 26 is in green. San Fernando Road is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Avenue 26 Looking South from the Invert

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

469768

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Avenue 26 Bridge

Photo from City of Los Angeles Archives

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Avenue 60 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.107538,-118.185933

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Carries Avenue 60 over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 214.9 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on Avenue 60 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1909; rehabilitated 1939
Built: 1909

Location: Los Angeles County

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113942

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Avenue 60 Bridge over the Arroyo Seco

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113943

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Lamp on the Ave. 60 Bridge from the river bed

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in August 2005

113944

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Avenue 60 Bridge over the Arroyo Seco

Looking south from the riverbed

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190465

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Arroyo Seco in Highland Park

Arroyo Seco is in blue and Ave. 60 is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

489784

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Avenue 60 Bridge

looking north on Arroyo Seco Parkway

HAER Photo by Brian Grogan

489785

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Avenue 60 Bridge

looking northon Arroyo Seco channel

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489786

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Avenue 60 Bridge

looking northwest on Avenue 60

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Atlantic Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.994787,-118.181931

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Carries Atlantic Blvd. over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 463.9 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Atlantic Blvd. in Vernon
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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113906

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Atlantic Blvd. Bridge in Vernon

A view of the Bridge from the floor of the Los Angeles River looking north.

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190073

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Pasadena (Atlantic) over the Los Angeles River - 1925

1925 Los Angeles County Topological Maps

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UP - Los Angeles River Bridge (Long Beach)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.840009,-118.203357

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Carries UPRR over Los Angeles River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate steel girder
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Steel pony plate girder over the Los Angeles River
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR Bridge over Los Angeles River

Northwest view from embankment

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117654

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UPRR Bridge over Los Angeles River

Northeastward view from embankment

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Berkshire Place Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.190000,-118.181667

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Carries Berkshire Place over Flnt Cyn Chnl & Equest T
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 78.1 Feet
Span Length: 62.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Flnt Cyn Chnl & Equest T on Berkshire Place in La Canada Flintridge
History: Built 1924
Built: 1924

Location: Los Angeles County

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113908

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Birkshire Bridge in La Canada

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190461

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La Cañada / La Crescenta Area in 1928

Flint Canyon Creek is in blue and Berkshire Place is in orange.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 928

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Big Tujunga Cyn Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.283333,-118.197500

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Carries Big Tujunga Cyn Road over Big Tujunga Cyn-E Xing
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 383.9 Feet
Span Length: 269.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Big Tujunga Cyn-E Xing on Big Tujunga Cyn Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 1958
Built: 1958

Location: Los Angeles County

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Bnsf Ry Spur Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.897222,-118.369444

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Carries I-405 over Bnsf Ry Spur
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 26.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Bnsf Ry Spur on I-405 in Hawthorne
History: Built 1963
Built: 1963

Location: Los Angeles County

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Brick Arch Bldg Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.800000,-118.388333

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Carries Brick Arch Bldg over Via Chico Avenue
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Via Chico Avenue on Brick Arch Bldg in Palos Verdes Estates
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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Camp Baldy Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.203333,-117.676667

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Carries Camp Baldy Road over CAMP BALDY RD TUNNEL #1
Design: arch/through/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through arch
Total Length: 633.9 Feet
Span Length: 633.9 Feet

Overview: Rainbow arch bridge over CAMP BALDY RD TUNNEL #1 on Camp Baldy Road
History: Built 1951
Built: 1951

Location: Los Angeles County

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Dell Avenue Carroll Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.985278,-118.466944

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Carries Dell Avenue over Carroll Canal
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 43.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Carroll Canal on Dell Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1907
Built: 1907

Location: Los Angeles County

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113910

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Dell Street Bridge over the Carroll Canal

A westward view of the bridge from Carrol Cannal Bridge.

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113912

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Carroll Canal Court Bridge over the Eastern Canal

The small wooden bridge that connects Carroll Canal Court (which is parallel to Carroll Canal) and crosses the Eastern Canal

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 33.766489,-118.239650

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Carries CA 47 and CA-103 over Cerritos Channel
Design: truss/through/polygonal
Design Details: Polygonal Warren Through Truss Vertical lift
Total Length: 3976.2 Feet
Span Length: 272.0 Feet

Overview: Vertical lift bridge over Cerritos Channel on CA 47 in Long Beach
History: Built 1946; Demolished 2019
Built: 1946

Location: Los Angeles County

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113853

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113854

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261709

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Commodore Schyler Helm Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

293111

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking NW from Seaside Fwy

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293112

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking NW from Seaside Fwy

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293113

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North from Seaside Fwy

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293114

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North from Seaside Fwy

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293115

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North from 47

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293116

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North from 47

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293117

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North from 47

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293118

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North From 47

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North from 47

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293120

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North

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293122

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North

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293123

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Tower base

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293124

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking North

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293125

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking Sw

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293126

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking South from 47

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293127

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking South from 47

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking South from 47

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

Looking South from 47

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

North tower

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

South tower

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Commodore Schuyler F. Helm Bridge

South tower

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Cesar E. Chavez Oc Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.053056,-118.222500

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Carries Cesar E. Chavez Oc over RTE 10, CONN, BUSWAY
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 206.0 Feet
Span Length: 67.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over RTE 10, CONN, BUSWAY on Cesar E. Chavez Oc in Los Angeles
History: Built 1906
Built: 1906

Location: Los Angeles County

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Chiquito Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 34.445000,-118.656667

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Carries Chiquito Canyon Road over San Martinez Chiquito Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 21.0 Feet
Span Length: 19.0 Feet

Overview: Timber Stringer over San Martinez Chiquito Creek on Chiquito Canyon Road in Val Verde
History: Built 1925; rehabilitated 1960, Replaced 2000
Built: 1925

Location: Los Angeles County

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Chiquito Canyon Road

Westward view from bank.

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Cmp Bnta-Pr Fks Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.228889,-117.768889

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Carries Cmp Bnta-Pr Fks Road over Cattle Canyon Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 188.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Cattle Canyon Creek on Cmp Bnta-Pr Fks Road
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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Colfax Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.143056,-118.387500

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Carries Colfax Avenue over Los Angeles River
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Warren deck truss
Total Length: 303.2 Feet
Span Length: 198.2 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over Los Angeles River on Colfax Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1956
Built: 1956

Location: Los Angeles County

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Colfax Avenue over the Los Angeles River

Southeastward of east side view from bank

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116318

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Colfax Avenue over the Los Angeles River

Southward view for the west side from north abutment

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116319

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Los Angeles & Tujunga Rivers at Colfax

Northwestward view of the Los Angeles River and Tujunga Creek at Colfax.

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Colorado Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.144507,-118.166092

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Carries Colorado Blvd. over Arroyo Seco
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 1428.2 Feet
Span Length: 223.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena
History: Built 1913; rehabilitated 1993
Built: 1913

Location: Los Angeles County

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Colorado Blvd. Bridge over the Arroyo Seco

A view from the Arroyo Seco river bed looking south east.

David Kimbrough

113917

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Base of the Colorado Blvd. Bridge

This is an access road built into base of the bridge.

David Kimbrough

113918

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Colorado Blvd. Bridge from Arroyo Street

A view to the southward.

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Colorado Blvd. Bridge Aerial

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Colorado Blvd. over the Arroyo Seco (1920)

Scoville Bridge is visible beneath. View from arroyo bottom (CHS-7799).

California Historical Society vis USC Digital Library

144576

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Colorado Blvd. over Arroyo Seco

Looking N from S side

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2008

144577

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Colorado Blvd. over Arroyo Seco

Looking W, Colorado Blvd is on the left.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2009

190469

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Arroyo Seco in Pasadena - 1928

The Arroyo Seco is in blue and Colorado Blvd. is in red. The Rose Bowl is in yellow.

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159488

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159491

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Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena, CA

sunrise

Photo taken by Gina Acuna

201045

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Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena, CA

Photo taken by Gina Acuna in February 2011

201046

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Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena, CA

underside of bridge

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Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena, CA

Photo taken by Gina Acuna in February 2011

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Scoville Bridge Deck

A westward view of the deck

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Scoville Dam, Bridge, and Water Works

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Colorado Street Bridge Construction with Scoville

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Scoville Bridge and Dam

Arroyo Seco Foundation

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Post Card of the Colorado Bridge

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"Colorado Bridge," oil on canvas

Jonason told the Star-News: "I like cumulonimbus (clouds) a lot. They remind me a lot of tall buildings -- tall and dense, they have a big, heroic quality. Architecture is all about volume and I apply that to the landscapes. At the same time, I'm trying to get the spiritual, transcendental quality I feel in landscapes."

David Jonason

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Arroyo Brand Oranges

The Colorado Boulevard Bridge as depicted on an orange crate label.

Pasadena Orange Growers Association

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An eastward view in 1913

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An eastward view in 1920

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

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Colorado Boulevard Bridge

Postcard view provided by Mike Ward and Joe Sonderman

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Colorado Street Bridge 1

Postcard view provided by Mike Ward and Joe Sonderman

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Colorado Street Bridge 3

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Colorado Street Bridge 5

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Colorado Street Bridge 7

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Colorado Street Bridge 9

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Colorado Street Bridge 11

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Colorado Street Bridge 13

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Colorado Street Bridge 15

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Colorado Street Bridge 17

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Colorado Street Bridge 19

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Colorado Street Bridge 21

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Colorado Street Bridge 23

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Colorado Street Bridge 25

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Colorado Street Bridge 27

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Colorado Street Bridge 29

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Colorado Street Bridge 31

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Colorado Street Bridge 33

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Colorado Street Bridge 35

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Colorado Street Bridge 37

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Colorado Street Bridge 39

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Colorado Street Bridge 41

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Colorado Street Bridge 43

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Colorado Street Bridge 45

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Colorado Street Bridge 47

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Concord Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.156667,-118.271667

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Carries Concord Street over Verdugo Wash
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Verdugo Wash on Concord Street in Glendale
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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Concord Street Bridge over Verdugo Wash

Northeastward (upstream) view from easement next to the channel.

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Sidewalk of Concord Street Bridge

Northwestward view of the sidewalk.

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Concord Street Bridge over Verdugo Wash

Southwestward view.

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Concord Ave Glendale

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Confluence of the Los Angeles River & Verdugo Wash

San Fernando Road is in red, Concord Street is in green, and Kenilworth is in yellow. The Vergudo Wash and Los Angeles River are both in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Courson Road Uc Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.535000,-118.117500

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Carries CA 14 over Courson Road Uc
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 33.1 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Courson Road Uc on CA 14 in Palmdale
History: Built 1966
Built: 1966

Location: Los Angeles County

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Del Mar Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.142164,-118.086062

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Carries Del Mar Blvd. over Eaton Wash
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed spandrel concrete arch with concrete beam extension on south side due to widening of roadbed, unknown year.
Total Length: 75.8 Feet
Span Length: 56.1 Feet

Overview: Closed spandrel Concrete arch bridge over Eaton Wash on Del Mar Blvd. in Pasadena
History: Built 1926
Built: 1926

Location: Los Angeles County

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Del Mar Blvd.

Northward View from park on west bank

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San Gabriel Area - 1925

Las Tunas Drive is in yellow and Rubio Wash and Eaton Wash are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps

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During Bridge Construction Spanish Guns found at Eaton Wash East of San Gabriel

While building a county bridge east of San Gabriel over Eaton Wash, old breastworks and Spanish guns were found.

Los Angeles Time - 1914

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Dell Avenue Linnie Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.984444,-118.466389

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Carries Dell Avenue over Linnie Canal
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 43.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Linnie Canal on Dell Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1907
Built: 1907

Location: Los Angeles County

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Dell Avenue over Linnie Canal

Southwest view from north abutment

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Dell Avenue over Linnie Canal

Southward view of the deck

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Dell Avenue Howland Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.983611,-118.465833

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Carries Dell Avenue over Howland Canal
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 44.9 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Howland Canal on Dell Avenue
History: Built 1907
Built: 1907

Location: Los Angeles County

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Howland Canal Court Footbridge over Eastern Canal

Howland Canal Counrt runs parallel to Howland Canal

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Dell Ave. Bridge over Howland Canal

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Dell Avenue Sherman Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.983056,-118.465278

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Carries Dell Avenue over Sherman Canal
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 43.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Sherman Canal on Dell Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1907
Built: 1907

Location: Los Angeles County

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Dell Avenue over Sherman Canal

Southwest View from north abutment

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Dell Aveune over Sherman Canal

North view over deck

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East Fork Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.238333,-117.850000

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Carries East Fork Road over North Fork San Gabriel River
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Warren deck truss
Total Length: 651.9 Feet
Span Length: 160.1 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over North Fork San Gabriel River on East Fork Road
History: Built 1949
Built: 1949

Location: Los Angeles County

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East Fork Road over the San Gabriel River

Northward view from west riverbank.

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East Fork Road over the San Gabriel River

Eastward view for west abutment

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Elberon Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.748333,-118.293056

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Carries Elberon Avenue over Gaffey Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 111.9 Feet
Span Length: 96.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Gaffey Street on Elberon Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Los Angeles County

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Elberon Ave. Bridge over Gaffey in San Pedro

The view south looking at Elberon Ave. Bridge from Gaffey.

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Close-up of the Elberon

This is the north side of Elberon Ave. Bridge looking east.

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Elberon Avenue Bridge

Looking NW from Gaffey St Bridge

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Elberon Avenue Bridge

Looking NW from Gaffey

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Elberon Avenue Bridge

Looking South from Gaffey

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Elberon Avenue Bridge

Looking South from Gaffey

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Elberon Avenue Bridge

Looking SE from gaffey

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Elberon Avenue Bridge

Looking under

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Angeles Crest Highway Woodwardia Canyon Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.259524,-118.196095

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Carries Angeles Crest Highway over Woodwardia Canyon
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 230.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Woodwardia Canyon on CA 2 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Angeles Crest Highway over Woodwardia Canyon

Google Earth

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Angeles Crest Highway over Woodwardia Canyon

View of the east side from south abutment

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Angeles Crest Highway over Woodwardia Canyon

View of the west side from south abutment

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Fern Dell Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.112500,-118.307500

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Carries Fern Dell Drive over Fern Dell Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Fern Dell Creek on Fern Dell Drive in Los Angeles
History: Built 1923
Built: 1923

Location: Los Angeles County

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Fern Dell Drive over Fern Dell Creek

Southward view of deck from road.

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Fern Dell Drive Bridge over Fern Dell Creek

Southwestward view from pedestrian path

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Figueroa St Tunnel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.070000,-118.235000

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Carries CA 110 NB over Figueroa Street Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 755.0 Feet
Span Length: 755.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Figueroa Street Tunnel on CA 110 NB in Los Angeles
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Los Angeles County

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Figueroa Street Tunnel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.075000,-118.231667

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Carries CA 110 NB over Figueroa Street Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 461.0 Feet
Span Length: 461.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Figueroa Street Tunnel on CA 110 NB in Los Angeles
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Figueroa Street Tunnel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.075000,-118.230000

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Carries CA 110 NB over Figueroa Street Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 129.9 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Figueroa Street Tunnel on CA 110 NB in Los Angeles
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Figueroa Street Tunnel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.078333,-118.228333

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Carries CA 110 NB over Figueroa Street Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 404.9 Feet
Span Length: 404.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Figueroa Street Tunnel on CA 110 NB in Los Angeles
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Foothill Boulevard Pacoima Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.296111,-118.418333

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Carries Foothill Blvd. over Pacoima Wash
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 144.0 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Pacoima Wash on Foothill Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1923; rehabilitated 1959
Built: 1923

Location: Los Angeles County

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Foothill Blvd. over Pacoima Wash

Eastward view from west abutment

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Foothill Blvd. over Pacoima Wash

Northward view for western bluff.

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Pacoima Bridge Finished - 1924

This bridge was built as part of the Pasadena - San Fernando Highway

Los Angeles Time - 1924

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4th Street Bridge (1930)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.041667,-118.226944

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Carries Fourth Street over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 1837.0 Feet
Span Length: 278.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Fourth Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1930 seismic retrofit in 1995
Built: 1930

Location: Los Angeles County

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4st Street Looking West

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4th Street Lamp

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Detail of 4th Street Bridge

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in April 2005

127085

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineer

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Old 4th Street Bridge

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Fourth Street over the Los Angeles River

4th Street Bridge under construction (CHS-44593)

USC Digital Library

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Opening Day - 1931

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UCLA Library

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Fourth Street over the Los Angeles River (1931)

View from the riverbed (00073834)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Plan and Elevation of the Fourth Street Bridge in 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Cross Section of Los Angeles River Bridges 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Upward View of the Old 4th Street Bridge

Los Angeles Public Library

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Fourth Street Bridge

Panorama

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking South from 1st

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking South at east tower

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking South at west tower

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking South 6th St bridge in background

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking South

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking East

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Fourth Street Bridge

North side of street

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Fourth Street Bridge

Detail

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Fourth Street Bridge

Detail

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Fourth Street Bridge

Detail

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Fourth Street Bridge

Detail

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Fourth Street Bridge

Detail

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking at 4th street ramp from 4th place

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking at 4th street ramp

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking East

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Fourth Street Bridge

Detail

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Fourth Street Bridge

Looking East

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Fourth Street Bridge

Detail

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4th Street Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.034417,-118.197827

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Carries Fourth Street over Lorena Street & Bernal Avenue
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 390.1 Feet
Span Length: 88.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Lorena Street & Bernal Avenue on Fourth Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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4th street Viaduct over Bernal looking West

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Lamp on 4th Street Viaduct

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Base of 4th Street Viaduct

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in November 2005

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineer

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4th Street in 1928

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Eastward View from North Side of Embankment

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography vis USC Digital Library

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Aerial View Looking Northward

Library of Congress HAER CA-27-36

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Franklin Avenue over Monon Street

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.105556,-118.280000

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Carries Franklin Avenue over Monon Street (Sacatela Creek)
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 261.2 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Monon Street on Franklin Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Los Angeles County

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Franklin Ave. Bridge looking south from below

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Franklin Ave. Bridge looking west from bridge

AKA. Shakespeare Bridge

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineer

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Franklin Avenue over Monon Street - 1956

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UCLA Library

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Franklin Avenue over Monon Street (1925)

View just after construction (00045695)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Lamp

Photo taken by Brian Grogan Library of Congress HAER CA-286-6

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South Side from Monon Street

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Underside

Photo taken by Brian Grogan Library of Congress HAER CA-286-7

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Aerial View Northward

Library of Congress- HAER CA-271-3

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Silver Lake - Los Feliz - Atwater Area in 1928

Flecter Driver is in red, Los Feliz Blvd. is in green, Glendale Blvd is in yellow, Hyperion is in pink, and Franklin Ave. is in orange. Rowena and Silver Lake reservoirs and the Los Angeles River are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps - 1928

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Franklin Ave Bridge from the air, 1926

Panoramic aerial view looking northeasterly showing the Vitagraph Studio (today, Prospect Studios) at the corner of Prospect and Talmadge Avenues (named in honor of silent screen star Norma Talmadge), just east of Hollywood. Prospect Avenue runs east-west and merges into Hollywood Boulevard as it heads west past Vermont Avenue. In the upper-left can be seen the newly built (1926).

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Topanga Canyon Road Garapito Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.118333,-118.590000

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Carries Topanga Canyon Road (CA 27) over Garapito Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 22.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Garapito Creek on CA 27 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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Topanga Canyon Road over Garapito Creek

Westward view from creek bed

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Topanga Canyon Road over Garapito Creek

Northward view from bank

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Geneva Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.158333,-118.246667

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Carries Geneva Street over Verdugo Wash
Design: truss/pony/vierendeel
Design Details: Vierendeel pony truss
Total Length: 98.1 Feet
Span Length: 95.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Verdugo Wash on Geneva Street in Glendale
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Los Angeles County

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Geneva Street Bridge Over the Verdugo Wash

View from the bridge's west side looking North.

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Geneva Street Bridge

View from the bridge's east side looking north

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Geneva Street Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Geneva Street Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Geneva Street Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Geneva Street Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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Geneva Street Glendale

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190370

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Verdugo Wash in Glendale in 1928

Genevea St. is in orange and the Verdugo Wash is in blue. Glendale HS, the future site of Glendale CC, and the old site of Glendale Adventist Hospital are in yellow.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

293173

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Geneva Street Bridge

Panorama

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293174

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Geneva Street Bridge

Looking South

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293175

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Geneva Street Bridge

Looking NE

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293176

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Geneva Street Bridge

Looking North

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Geneva Street Bridge

Looking NW

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Geneva Street Bridge

Detail

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Geneva Street Bridge

Detail

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Geneva Street Bridge

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Geneva Street Bridge

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Glendale Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.113889,-118.265556

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Carries Glendale Blvd. over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 316.0 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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Glendale Blvd. over the Los Angeles River

Southward view from bank

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

115161

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Glendale Blvd. over the Los Angeles River

westward view from east abutment

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115162

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Glendale Blvd. over the Los Angeles River

Tower

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190457

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Looking Westward from the Air

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-3

190458

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Northward Aerial View

Los Feliz Blvd. Bridge is visible near the top.

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-4

190459

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Los Angeles River between Silver Lake and Atwater - 1928

The Los Angeles River is in blue and Glendale Blvd is in yellow. Hyperion is in pink and Los Feliz is in green.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps - 1928

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Los Angeles River Pedestrian Bridge

Status: Open to Pedistrians

Location: 34.116173,-118.267525

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Carries POC over Los Angeles River
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Pedestrian steel warren pony truss bridge on wood and concrete piers
Total Length: 316.0 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Steel Warren arch pedestrian bridge over Los Angeles River near Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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POC next to Glendale Bvld Bridge

North-westward view from east embankment

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115164

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POC next to Glendale Bvld Bridge

North-eastward view form west embankment

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POC next to Glendale Bvld Bridge

North abutment from river bed.

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481752

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POC next to Glendale Bvld Bridge

Tennis players in the 1920’s on the bridge.

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Glenoaks Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.160000,-118.240000

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Carries Glenoaks Blvd. over Verdugo Wash
Design: truss/pony/vierendeel
Design Details: Vierendeel pony truss
Total Length: 94.2 Feet
Span Length: 91.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Verdugo Wash on Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Los Angeles County

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Glenoaks over the Verdugo Wash

Sidewalk

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Detail of Glenoaks Blvd. Bridge

Southward (downstream)View

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114327

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Glenoaks Blvd. Bridge over the Verdugo Wash

Eastward view from the west abutment

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Map of Glenoaks

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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183489

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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183501

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Glenoaks Blvd Glendale

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Verdugo Wash in Glendale in 1928

Glenoaks Blvd. is in red and the Verdugo Wash is in blue. Glendale HS, the future site of Glendale CC, and the old site of Glendale Adventist Hospital are in yellow.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

293256

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Looking North

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293257

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Looking North

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293258

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Looking NW

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293259

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Detail

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293260

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Looking NW

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293261

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Detail

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293262

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Detail

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293263

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Looking South

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293264

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Detail

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293265

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Detail

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293266

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Deck

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293267

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Detail

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Detail

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293269

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Glenoaks Blvd Bridge

Panorama

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293270

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Glenoaks Bridge Pano 2

Panorama

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Grand Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.056944,-118.247778

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Carries Grand Avenue over Parking Exit Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 25.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Parking Exit Tunnel on Grand Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1964
Built: 1964

Location: Los Angeles County

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Grand Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.051389,-118.252500

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Carries Grand Avenue over Transit Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 27.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Transit Tunnel on Grand Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1982
Built: 1982

Location: Los Angeles County

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Hollywood Freeway Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.107618,-118.329561

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Carries US 101 over Holly Drive
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete closed spandrel arch center section with box construction outside ends due to highway expansion.
Total Length: 43.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Holly Drive on US 101 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1952
Built: 1952

Location: Los Angeles County

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Holly Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.148333,-118.165000

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Carries Holly Street over Arroyo Blvd. & Arroyo Seco
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 410.1 Feet
Span Length: 247.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Blvd. & Arroyo Seco on Holly Street in Pasadena
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Los Angeles County

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113960

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Holly Street Bridge Looking North

The famous Rose Bowl is visible behind and below the bridge

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113961

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Detail of Holly Street Bridge

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130630

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Holly Steet Aerial

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

190470

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Linda Vista (Holly Street) Bridge

Linda Vista is visible beneath the first unobstructed span of the more famous Colorado Blvd. Bridge. This is before demolition and replacement with a concrete bridge.

USC Digital Library - CHS-7799

190471

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The Arroyo Seco in Pasadena

Linda Vista is in red and the Arroyo Seco is in blue. The Rose Bowl is in yellow.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

293921

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holly Street Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293922

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holly Street Bridge

Looking East

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293923

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holly Street Bridge

Looking East

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293924

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holly Street Bridge

Looking SE

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293925

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holly Street Bridge

Looking NW

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293926

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holly Street Bridge

Looking NW

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293927

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holly Street Bridge

Looking West

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293928

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holly Street Bridge

Detail

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holly Street Bridge

Detail

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Holly Street Bridge

looking north

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Hope,Grand,Olive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.053889,-118.248889

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Carries Hope,Grand,Olive over 2ND ST TUNNEL
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 1734.0 Feet
Span Length: 1734.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over 2ND ST TUNNEL on Hope,Grand,Olive in Los Angeles
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Los Angeles County

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Huntington Drive Rubio Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.125000,-118.098333

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Carries Huntington Drive over Rubio Wash
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 23.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Culvert under Huntington Drive in San Marino
History: Built 1910; Replaced 1963
Built: 1910, 1963

Location: Los Angeles County

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Huntington Drive over Rubio Wash

View of culvert from south side of Huntington Drive

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Hyperion Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.113333,-118.265000

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Carries Hyperion Avenue over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed spandrel concrete deck arch bridge
Total Length: 518.1 Feet
Span Length: 67.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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Hyperion Avenue Bridge from Riverside Drive Looking North

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113963

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Hyperion Avenue Brdige Detail

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127088

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Construction Plans

http://eng.lacity.org/projects/bridge/historical_gallery/index.htm

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineer

130599

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Drawing of Bridge

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

130620

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Map of Los Angeles & Glendale

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

131278

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Hyperion Avenue over the Los Angeles River

Northward view from Waverly Bridge

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

131279

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Hyperion Avenue over the Los Angeles River

Southward view from Atwater.

www.youtube.com/users/bridgesoflosangeles

190510

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Hyperion Avenue over the Los Angeles River

The PE Bridge and tracks are just visible to the right of the bridge and street.

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography vis USC Digital Library

188678

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An Aeriel View Looking Westward

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-4

188679

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An Aerial View Looking Northward

Library of Congress -

190509

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Nearing Completion - 1928

Construction can be seen at the end of the street just below Waverly Drive.

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography via USC Digital Library

190257

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The Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Area in 1928

Hyperion Avenue is in pink and the LA River, Rowena Reservoir, and Silver Lake Reservoir are all in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps

192036

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Postcard of the "New Hyperion Street Bridge"

from Netty Carr via L.A. Creek Freak

192129

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Wood Engraving from May 1936 Westways

Paul Landacre via Westways

294165

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Hyperion Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

294166

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Hyperion Bridge

Looking NW

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294167

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Hyperion Bridge

Looking NW

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294168

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Hyperion Bridge

Looking SE

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467207

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Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct

HAER Photo

467208

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Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct

looking east

HAER Photo

467209

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Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct

HAER Photo

467210

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Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct

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Hyperion Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.111667,-118.268056

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Carries Hyperion Avenue over Riverside Drive
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 429.2 Feet
Span Length: 134.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Riverside Drive on Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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Hyperion Avenue Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.112500,-118.266389

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Carries Hyperion Avenue over I-5
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 159.1 Feet
Span Length: 134.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over I-5 on Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Jessen Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.225000,-118.216667

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Carries Jessen Drive over Earle Canyon
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Earle Canyon on Jessen Drive in La Canada Flintridge
History: ; rehabilitated 1961
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kanan Dume Road Nb Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.075000,-118.811667

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Carries Kanan Dume Road Nb over Kanan Dume Road Nb Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 519.1 Feet
Span Length: 519.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Kanan Dume Road Nb Tunnel on Kanan Dume Road Nb
History: Built 1974
Built: 1974

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kanan Dume Road Sb Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.075000,-118.811667

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Carries Kanan Dume Road Sb over Kanan Dume Road Sb Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 525.0 Feet
Span Length: 525.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Kanan Dume Road Sb Tunnel on Kanan Dume Road Sb
History: Built 1983
Built: 1983

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kanan Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.110000,-118.803333

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Carries Kanan Road over Kanan Road Sb Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 395.0 Feet
Span Length: 32.8 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Kanan Road Sb Tunnel on Kanan Road in Westlake Village
History: Built 1978
Built: 1978

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kanan Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.110000,-118.803333

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Carries Kanan Road over Kanan Road Nb Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 329.1 Feet
Span Length: 32.5 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Kanan Road Nb Tunnel on Kanan Road in Westlake Village
History: Built 1968
Built: 1968

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kanan Road Nb Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.105000,-118.806667

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Carries Kanan Road Nb over Kanan Road Nb Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 850.1 Feet
Span Length: 29.5 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Kanan Road Nb Tunnel on Kanan Road Nb
History: Built 1968
Built: 1968

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kanan Road Sb Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.105000,-118.806667

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Carries Kanan Road Sb over Kanan Road Sb Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 874.1 Feet
Span Length: 32.5 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Kanan Road Sb Tunnel on Kanan Road Sb
History: Built 1983
Built: 1983

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.158333,-118.266667

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Carries Kenilworth Avenue over Verdugo Wash
Design: truss/pony/vierendeel
Design Details: Vierendeel pony truss
Total Length: 99.1 Feet
Span Length: 95.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Verdugo Wash on Kenilworth Avenue in Glendale
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Los Angeles County

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Kenilworth Ave. Bridge over the Verdugo Wash

Westward view from embankment

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114329

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Detail of Kenilworth Bridge

Plaque identifying the source of steel and year of construction

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114330

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Kenilworth Ave. Bridge

North East view from Concorde Ave. Bridge

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183516

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183517

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183518

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183519

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183520

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183521

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183522

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183523

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183524

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183525

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183526

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

183527

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Kenilworth Ave Glendale

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

190367

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Confluence of the Los Angeles River & Verdugo Wash

San Fernando Road is in red, Concord Street is in green, and Kenilworth Ave. is in yellow. The Verdugo Wash and Los Angeles River are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

293182

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Panorama

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley

293183

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293184

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Looking SW

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293185

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Detail

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293186

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Detail

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293187

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Detail

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293188

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Detail

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293189

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293190

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Panorama

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley

293191

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293197

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

Detail

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293198

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

South end of bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293199

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Kenilworth Avenue Bridge

North end of bridge

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Angeles Crest Highway La Canada Canyon Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.220000,-118.193333

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Carries Angeles Crest Highway (CA 2) over La Canada Canyon
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 152.9 Feet
Span Length: 96.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over La Canada Canyon on CA 2 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1930; rehabilitated 1966
Built: 1930

Location: Los Angeles County

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Angeles Crest Highway over La Canada Canyon

Google Earth

130071

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Angeles Crest Highway over La Canada Canyon

North side viewed from west abutment

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

130072

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Angeles Crest Highway over La Canada Canyon

South side viewed from west abutment

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La Loma Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.133333,-118.165000

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Carries La Loma Road over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 379.0 Feet
Span Length: 101.4 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on La Loma Road in Pasadena
History: Built 1914; underwent seismic retrofitting and rehabilitation in 2017
Built: 1914

Location: Los Angeles County

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La Lome Road Bridge looking North West

The view of Arroyo Dr.

www.Bridges-of-Los-Angeles-County.com

114028

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La Loma Road Brdige looking North

The view from the edge of the Arroyo Seco

http://www.youtube.com/user/bridgesoflosangeles

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The Arroyo Seco in Pasadena - 1928

The Arroyo Seco is in blue and La Loma is in red.

Los Angeles Topographic Map - 1928

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La Loma Road Bridge

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Las Flores Road Bridge

Status: open to traffic

Location: 34.045000,-118.638333

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Carries Las Flores Road over Las Flores Creek
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete beam bridge
Total Length: 54.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete beam bridge over Las Flores Creek on Las Flores Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 1942
Built: 1942

Location: Los Angeles County

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Los Flores Road over Las Flores Creek

Side view looking southwest

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Los Flores Road over Las Flores Creek

Southward view of the deck

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Loma Alta Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.200000,-118.121667

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Carries Loma Alta Drive over Rubio Wash
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 167.0 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Rubio Wash on Loma Alta Drive in Pasadena
History: Built 1949
Built: 1949

Location: Los Angeles County

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UP - Long Beach Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.843743,-118.192708

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Carries UPRR over Long Beach Blvd.
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 111.9 Feet
Span Length: 105.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge carrying UPRR over Long Beach Blvd. in Long Beach
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR Bridge over Long Beach Blvd.

Southward view from sidewalk

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117637

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UPRR Bridge over Long Beach Blvd.

Southward view of west abutment

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Longden Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.113333,-118.096667

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Carries Longden Drive over Rubio Wash
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 34.1 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Rubio Wash on Longden Drive in San Marino
History: Built 1962
Built: 1962

Location: Los Angeles County

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Longdon Drive over Rubio Wash

One of a whole chain of bridges over Rubio Wash all built at the same time.

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San Gabriel Area - 1925

Longden Drive is in green and Rubio Wash and Eaton Wash are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps

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Cesar Chavez Avenue Bridge (1926)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.054722,-118.226667

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Carries Cesar Chavez Ave. (formerly Macy Street) over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: HAER No. CA-277: Symmetrical reinforced concrete bridge, 70.5 feet wide and 1,027 feet long with 29 spans, one arch span, four lanes and a cantilevered walkway. The counterfort rigid frame reinforced U-shaped concrete abutments, approach spans of reinforced concrete T beams, and reinforced concrete slabs are supported by four reinforced concrete columns. Its mainspan is a reinforced concrete, open spandrel fixed elliptical, four-ribbed arch 215 feet in diameter. As built, it contained 14,000 cubic yards of concrete and 1,450,000 pounds of steel. Roadway width is 56 feet between concrete curbs; two sidewalks measure 5 '8".
Total Length: 1027.0 Feet
Span Length: 240.2 Feet

Overview: Open spandrel Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on E Cesar E Chavez Ave/Macy Street
History: Built 1926; Seismic retrofit 1993-95
Built: 1926

Location: Los Angeles County

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Arch Looking South on Bridge

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East view of Bridge from Deck

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126850

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Chavez Ave (Macy) Engineering Plans

http://eng.lacity.org/projects/bridge/historical_gallery/Images/historical_12.pdf

Los Angeles City Bureau of Engineering

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Macy Street Bridges

Aerial view of the two Macy Street Bridges as well as the Aliso Street Bridge (CHS-41615)

USC Digital Library

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Macy Street over the Los Angeles River (1887)

An aerial photo looking east with a view of four bridges, North Main, Macy, Aliso, and Seventh Street. (00031387) This during the winter after heavy rains and the river is running full and overflowing in some areas.

Los Angeles Public Library

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Oblique View.

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Southside Of Cesar Chavez Bridge Crossing The Los Angeles River. Looking North.

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187904

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Southside Of Cesar Chavez Bridge. Looking East/Northeast.

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Detail View Of Southside Of Cesar Chavez Bridge Crossing The Los Angeles River. Looking East/Northeast.

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Site View Of Cesar Chavez Bridge. Looking Northeast.

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Alternate Site View Of Cesar Chavez Bridge Looking Northeast.

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Detail View Of Northside Off Cesar Chavez Bridge Crossing The Los Angeles River. Looking Southeast.

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Detail View Of Underside Of Cesar Chavez Bridge Crossing The Los Angeles River. Looking East.

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Ornamental Detail On Southwest Side Of Cesar Chavez Bridge. Looking Northwest.

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Detail from "Bird's Eye View of Los Angeles" 1877

In the upper right hand section it is possible to make out the covered bridge in between the factory with a smoke stack and the railroad bridge. That is the Macy Street Bridge.

Library of Congress LC-USZ62-47216

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Plan & Elevation of Macy Street as Proposed in 1920

California Railroad Commission Engineering Department

188533

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Cross Section of Los Angeles River Bridges in 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

189581

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

Macy Street Bridge is visible in upper right

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Aerial View Westward

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-23

190834

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Old Macy Street - 1925

Los Angeles Public Library 00009419

190835

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Old Macy Street Bridge - 1925

Los Angeles Public Library 00009395

192639

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Detial of the Chavez Ave. Bridge

The Hollywood Freeway / Aliso Ave bridge is also shown.

by Akiko Crawford

210718

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco

A "birds-eye-view" of Los Angeles from 1894 shows five bridges at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. The predecessor of the Macy Street bridge is visible in the center of the picture with smoking factory chimneys at each end. It is also the only covered bridge, although it is not easy to see.

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The View form the Brooklyn Heights (circa 1880)

A westward view of Los Angeles from the Brooklyn Heights (City Terrace today). Both Aliso Street Bridge and the Macy Street Bridge are visible. Also visible is the Arroyo de los Pozos on the right.

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Macy Street Bridge

Plaque

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293150

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Macy Street Bridge

Looking West. Detail

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293151

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Macy Street Bridge

Detail

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Macy Street Bridge

Detail

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Macy Street Bridge

Looking East

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Photo taken by Alan K Weeks; Scanned by Metro Transportation Library and Archive

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Macy Street Bridge 1875

A survey map from 1875 showing the Mt. Pleasant Tract subdivision of Bole Heights

J. W. Gillette Los Angeles County Recorder

403186

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Macy Street Bridge - 1876

This from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works from 1876 showning the Brooklyn Tract (now Boyle Heights) and how the Brooklyn Street Bridge (and Aliso Street Bridge) connect it to Los Angeles

H.J. Stevenson

403340

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Macy Street Bridge - 1884

A map of the Villa Tract including Macy Street, Mission Road, and Gallardo Street laid out exactly as they are today with the bridge in the lower right hand corner

W. J. Broderick

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Cesar Chavez Avenue Bridge

new bridge in 1926

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Macy Street Bridge

Los Angeles County’s only covered bridge

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LA&SG - Arroyo Seco Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 34.110985,-118.184501

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Carries Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley Railroad over Arroyo Seco
Design: truss/deck/howe
Design Details: Howe deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Arroyo Seco on Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley Railroad
History: Built 1886; Replaced 1896
Built: 1886

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soto Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.011667,-118.220000

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Carries Soto Street over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Concrete open spandrel arch
Total Length: 532.2 Feet
Span Length: 79.1 Feet

Overview: Open spandrel Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Soto Street in Vernon
History: Built 1928; rehabilitated 1987, seismic refit, 1996
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soto Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River

A view of the Soto Street Bridge looking northwest.

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26th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.015000,-118.221667

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Carries 26TH ST over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 293.0 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on 26TH ST in Vernon
History: Built 1926
Built: 1926

Location: Los Angeles County

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26th Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River

The view from the Soto Street Bridge looking North by West (city hall is visible).

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26th Street over the Los Angeles River

Deck circa 1930 (AAA-EN-102-41)

USC Digital Library

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View from the West Abutment

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The Southside of the Bridge

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190383

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Los Angeles River near Vernon - 1928

The Los Angeles River is in blue and 26th Street is in pink. Washington Blvd is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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1st Street Bridge (1929)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.047897,-118.229878

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Carries First Street over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 1327.2 Feet
Span Length: 148.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on First Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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Detail of the First Street Bridge

Looking Southeast from the lightrail tracks.

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Sidewalk of First Street Bridge

Eastward view with a bicyclist

www.youtube.com/users/bridgesoflosangeles

127082

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Construction Plans

http://eng.lacity.org/projects/bridge/historical_gallery/index.htm

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

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Old 1st Street Bridge @ Santa Fe

Note the old Santa Fe Station on the right.

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Drawing for Bridge

Los Angeles Public Library

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Old 1st Street Bridge

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Plan & Elevation of the First Street Bridge in 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

188546

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Cross Section of Los Angeles River Bridges 10 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

First Street Bridge is visible in the center of this picture, slightly to the right.

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

189637

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Aerial View Looking Northward

Both Chavez (Macy) Street Bridges, US 101 (Aliso) and North Main are visible in the upper part of the picture.

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-24

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Over-All North Side View, Facing Southwest

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Over-All North Side View, Facing Southeast

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Over-All South Side View, Facing Northeast

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Over-All South Side View, Facing Northwest

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East Arch Detail View, Facing Southwest

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Main Arch Spandrel Column Detail View, Facing Northeast

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Center Pier Detail View From Channel, Facing South

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Northeast Abutment Detail View, Facing Southeast

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Bent 13-9 Side Detail View, Facing Northeast

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224935

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Bent 9-15 Side View, Facing Northwest

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224936

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Bent 15 & 16 North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest

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Bent 14-19 Underside Detail View, Facing Southeast

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224938

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Bent 23 & 22 Detail View At Santa Fe Street, Facing Northeast

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224939

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Bent 23 South Side Detail View, Facing Northwest

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Bent 23 North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest

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224941

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Bent 23 Underside Detail View, Facing Southwest

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224942

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Northwest Pylon Detail View, Facing Southwest

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224943

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Bent 21-17 & Pylon Detail View, Facing Southeast

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224944

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Bent 18 & 19 North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest

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224945

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Northwest Staircase Detail View, Facing Southeast

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289189

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1st Street Viaduct 1893

Looking with a cable car and wagon.

Via Water & Power Associates

293144

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1st Street Bridge

Plaque

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293145

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1st Street Bridge

Plaque

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293146

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1st Street Bridge

Looking North from 4th Street Bridge

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293147

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1st Street Bridge

Looking North from 4th Street Bridge

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293148

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1st Street Bridge

Looking North from 4th Street Bridge

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403406

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Map Showing the Old and New Channels of the Los Angeles River - 1892

A map showing the channels of the Los Angeles River from First Street to Henry Street in relation to the railroad tracks. The full map conditions further south and east.

Sanders and Coleman

403410

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Proposed Extension of First Street across the Los Angeles River - 1856

George Hansen

403411

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Proposed Extension of First Street across the Los Angeles River - 1856

George Hansen

463411

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1st Street Bridge

1929 view

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6th Street Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 34.038520,-118.228089

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Carries Sixth Street / Whittier Blvd. over Los Angeles River; Metrolink and UP train tracks
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Steel arch
Total Length: 3546.0 Feet
Span Length: 149.9 Feet

Overview: Lost steel arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Sixth Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1932; closed to traffic Jan. 27, 2016 with demolition beginning soon after
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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6th Street - Whittier Bridge

Looking South 3rd Street Bridge

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

113987

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6th Street - Whittier Blvd. Bridge

The bridge actually connects sixth street on the west bank of the LA River to Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles.

http://www.youtube.com/user/bridgesoflosangeles

127092

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Construction Plans

http://eng.lacity.org/projects/bridge/historical_gallery/index.htm

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

130664

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Sixth Street / Whittier Blvd over the Los Angeles River

Under Construction (CHS-44656)

USC Digital Library

130665

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Sixth Street / Whittier Blvd over the Los Angeles River

View from Boyle Heights (CHS-37193)

USC Digital Library

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Sixth Street / Whittier Blvd over the Los Angeles River (1936)

View from the riverbed (00077619)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Overall Southwest Side, Sectional View, Facing Northwest.

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Overall South Side, Sectional View, Facing North.

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Overall South Side, Sectional View, Facing Northeast.

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Overall Southeast Side, Sectional View, Facing Northeast.

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Overall East End View, Facing Northwest.

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Overall South Side, Center Sectional View, Facing North.

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184684

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Center Pier And Arches, Detail View From Channel, Facing North.

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184685

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Center Pier And Arches, Underside Detail View, Facing Northwest.

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Center Pier And Arches, Detail View, Facing Southwest.

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Center Pier And Arches, Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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Center Pier And Arches, Side Detail View From Channel, Facing South.

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Center Pier And Arches, Side View From Channel, Facing South.

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Triangular Pier Nos. 37-38, Underside Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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Pier Nos. 35-34, Underside Detail View, Facing West.

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Triangular Pier Nos.29-30, Underside Detail View, Facing East.

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Triangular Pier Nos.23-24, Underside Detail View, Facing South.

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Pier Nos.24-27, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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Pier Nos.24-21, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

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Pier Nos.18-21, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

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184697

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Pier Nos.17-15, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Northwest.

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Pier Nos.12-13, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

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184699

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Pier Nos.10-11, South Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

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Pier Nos.8-6, South Side Detail View, Facing Northwest.

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Pier Nos.5-8, South Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

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Pier Nos.5-8, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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Pier Nos.8-10, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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Pier Nos.8-6, North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

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Pier Nos.10-11, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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Pier Nos.4-1, North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

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Pier Nos.4-1, South Side Detail View, Facing Northwest.

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West Entry And Abutment, South Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

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West Entry And Abutment, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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Pier No.1, Underside Detail View, Facing Northwest.

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Center And East River Piers, Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

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West End Dedication Plaque, Detail View, Facing Southeast.

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East Entry Pylons, Detail View, Facing East.

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East Entry Pylons, Detail View, Facing West.

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184715

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West Arch And Lamp Post, Detail View, Facing Northwest.

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Road Bed And Arches, Detail View, Facing Northeast.

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184717

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Road Bed And Arches, Detail View, Facing East.

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184718

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Lamp Post And West Arch, Detail View, Facing Northwest.

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Road Bed And Arches, Detail View, Facing West.

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Sidewalk And Arches, Detail View, Facing East.

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Road Bed And Lamp Post, Detail View, Facing East

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189659

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

Sixth Street Bridge is visible just to the right and down from the center.

California Railroad Commision - Engineering Department

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Aerial View Looking Northward

Library of Congress HAER CA 271-30

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Westwar View Just After Completion

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography vis USC Digital Library

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6th Street Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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6th Street Bridge

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6th Street Bridge

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6th Street Bridge

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6th Street Bridge

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6th Street Bridge

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6th street Panorama

Pano from 4th Street Bridge

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Lttle Tujunga Cyn Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.328333,-118.341111

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Carries Lttle Tujunga Cyn over Buck Canyon
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 53.2 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Buck Canyon on Lttle Tujunga Cyn in Los Angeles
History: Built 1928; rehabilitated 1959
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Lttle Tujunga Cyn Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.345833,-118.365833

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Carries Lttle Tujunga Cyn over Pacoima Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 57.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Pacoima Creek on Lttle Tujunga Cyn
History: Built 1931; rehabilitated 1959
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Union Station - Cesar Chavez Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.056944,-118.235000

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Carries Train Tracks from Union Station over Cesar Chavez
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete closed spandrel arch.
Total Length: 84.0 Feet
Span Length: 508.9 Feet

Overview: Closed spandrel Concrete arch bridge under Union Station on Cesar Chavez Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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Cesar Chavez (Macy) Street benath Union Station

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Cesar Chavez (Macy) Street beneath Union Station

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Cesar Chavez (Macy) Street beneath Union Station

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Macy under Union Station

Photo taken by Luckhaus Studio via USC Digital Studio

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Plan & Elevation of Macy Street Viaduct over the Union Station Tracks

This proposed grade separation did not occur needless to say, Macy Street ended up going under the tracks, not over.

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Main Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.011667,-118.493333

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Carries Main Street over Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10)
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: open spandrel concrete deck arch
Total Length: 149.9 Feet
Span Length: 101.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete open spandrel arch bridge over ROUTE 1 on Main Street in Santa Monica
History: Built 1926
Built: 1926

Location: Los Angeles County

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Main Street over the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10)

Eastward view from Ocean Street Bridge

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Main Street over the Santa Monica Freeway

West side balustrade from south end.

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Main Street over Santa Monica Fwy

Looking NW

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Main Street over Santa Monica Fwy

Looking NW

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Main Street over Santa Monica Fwy

Looking NW

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Malibu Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.080000,-118.701667

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Carries Malibu Canyon Road over Malibu Canyon Road Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 558.1 Feet
Span Length: 558.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Malibu Canyon Road Tunnel on Malibu Canyon Road
History: Built 1952
Built: 1952

Location: Los Angeles County

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Lake Vista Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.110000,-118.753333

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Carries Lake Vista Drive over Medea Creek (Malibou Lake)
Design: truss/pony/kingpost
Design Details: Kingpost pony truss
Total Length: 78.1 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Malibou Lake (Medea Creek) on Lake Vista Drive
History: Built 1923
Built: 2000

Location: Los Angeles County

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Malibou Lake

South view from beneath Mulholland Hight

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Malibu Lake Aerial

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Lake Malibu

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1932

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Miller Way Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.938611,-118.171667

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Carries CA 710 over Miller Way
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Miller Way on CA 710 in South Gate
History: Built 1957
Built: 1957

Location: Los Angeles County

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Rubio Wash Footbridge

Status:

Location: 34.063600,-118.068000

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Carries POC over Rubio Wash
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel bridge with wooden deck over Rubio Wash
History: Built 1881; Destroyed, Replaced by Concrete Bridge
Built: Unknown

Location: Los Angeles County

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POC over Rubio Wash

View for Rio Hondo bottom

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POC over Rubio Wash

View for Rio Hondo bottom

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POC over Rubio Wash

Deck looking north from abutment

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Mount Baldy Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.206667,-117.676667

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Carries Mount Baldy Road over MOUNT BALDY RD TUNNEL 2
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 243.1 Feet
Span Length: 243.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over MOUNT BALDY RD TUNNEL 2 on Mount Baldy Road
History: Built 1954
Built: 1954

Location: Los Angeles County

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North Main Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
A major seismic and architectural upgrade has begun. This project provides for the seismic retrofit of the North Main Street Bridge to meet the latest California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) seismic requirements. Construction activities will include replacing portions of deck in order to access the arch ribs for retrofitting, retrofitting the arch ribs by providing a thin concrete jacket around the entire arch ribs, and providing transverse in-fill walls between the shortest spandrel walls that support the bridge deck. This is a seismic retrofit project only, and will not include any widening. The original bridge railings, ornamental lamp posts, sidewalks and crown hinge keystones will also be restored in accordance with the original As- Built 1910 design plans as a mitigation measure per the environmental documents. This project was awarded by the Board of Public Works on December 9, 2009 to T.T. Polich and Associates in the amount of $5,726,248.20. The Notice to Proceed will be issued on February 8, 2010, however physical construction is not expected to begin until July 2010. The construction duration is approximately 2 years.

Location: 34.066667,-118.223333

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Carries N Main Street over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 299.9 Feet
Span Length: 97.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on N Main Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Los Angeles County

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Main Street Bridge looking North West

View form Spring Stret

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Engineering Plans for North Main Street Bridge

http://eng.lacity.org/projects/bridge/historical_gallery/index.htm

Los Angeles City Bureau of Engineering

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North Main

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1917

A Map of the three north Los Angeles Bridges, including Main Street

USC Digital Archives

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North Main Street over the Los Angeles River

An aerial photo taken from a balloon 1888 looking east with a view of four bridges, North Main, Macy, Aliso, and Seventh Street. North Main is can be seen at the far left (00031387)

Los Angeles Public Library

189634

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Aerial View North-Easternly

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-19

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Overview of the DTLA Bridges in 1920

Strangely, the Main Street Bridge is not shown here although it was built in 1910 and is mentioned extensively in the Railroad Commission's 1920 report on Grade Separations. It ought to be between Spring on the north and the railroad bridge just north of Macy.

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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North Side

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Plan & Elevation of North Main in 1920

California Railroad Commision - Engineering Department

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Cross Section of Los Angeles River Bridges in 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Deparment

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Los Angeles Area - 1928

North Main is in red and the Los Angeles River is in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco

A "birds-eye-view" of Los Angeles from 1894 shows five bridges at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. The predecessor of the Main Street bridge is visible in the center of the picture.

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking South. Construction

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking South at west support

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking South at east support

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking South

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking south

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking South

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking South

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking East

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking West

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking West

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N405-MANCHESTER BL OFFRP Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.949444,-118.368056

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Carries CENTURY BL-N405 ON over N405-MANCHESTER BL OFFRP
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 134.8 Feet
Span Length: 128.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over N405-MANCHESTER BL OFFRP on CENTURY BL-N405 ON in Inglewood
History: Built 1963
Built: 1963

Location: Los Angeles County

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North Broadway Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.071667,-118.225556

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Carries North Broadway over L A River, Rail Roads (BNSF), Metrolink
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 866.2 Feet
Span Length: 130.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over L A Riv,Bnsf,Uprr,Metro, on North Broadway in Los Angeles
History: Built 1909; rehabilitated 1974
Built: 1911

Location: Los Angeles County

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Broadway Bridge Looking North West

The channelized Los Angeles River is visible.

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Broadway Bridge Looking South

Downtown LA can be seen in the distance.

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in March 2005

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Details looking up from the river's edge

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

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Map of Los Angeles & Glendale

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1917

Here North Broadway is still called "Buena Vista".

USC Digital Archives

190518

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Traffic Jam in 1937

Photo taken by Salter - Horizontal Photography via USC Digital Library

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Column on North End

Library of Congress HAER CA-274-12

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Portico on the South Side

Library of Congress HAER CA-274-7

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

The Broadway (Buena Vista) Street Bridge is visible at the very top just to the right of center.

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Aerial View Looking Northward

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-6

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FOUR NEW BRIDGES WILL BRING CITY TOGETHER AS ONE UNIT

This plan was ultimately no adopted and the separate bridges for Buena Vista (North Broadway) and Downey Ave (North Spring) are still there.

Los Angeles Times - August 16, 1908

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco

A "birds-eye-view" of Los Angeles from 1894 shows five bridges at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. The predecessor of the Buena Vista / North Broadway bridge is visible in the center of the picture.

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North Broadway Bidge

Panorama

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North Broadway Bidge

panorama

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North Broadway Bidge

Detail

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North Broadway Bidge

Detail

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North Broadway Bidge

Retrofit plaque

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North Broadway Bidge

Detail

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North Broadway Bidge

Detail

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking East along north side of bridge

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking SE at south side of bridge

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking East

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking East

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North Broadway Bidge

Detail

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking NW

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking North

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking North

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking North

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking North

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking North

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North Broadway Bidge

Looking North

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Published prior to 1923

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Published prior to 1923

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Published prior to 1923

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Buena Vista Bridge 1

Photo taken by Michael Shulman in July 2015

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Buena Vista Bridge 2

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North Spring Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
The city's Bureau of Engineering (BOE) is rushing to approve a project that would dramatically widen the North Spring Street Viaduct -- nearly doubling its width, stripping away all historic ornamentation, and eliminating the bridge's eligibility as a city landmark.

Location: 34.070556,-118.225000

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Carries North Spring Street over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 682.1 Feet
Span Length: 146.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on North Spring Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1928; Rehabilitated 1939; Seismic upgrade 1992
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Spring Street looking South

The view from the Broadway Bridge

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Details of the Spring Street Bridge

Westward view of the Downtown from the railroad right of way beneath the bridge.

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineer

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Old Spring Street Bridge

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Downey Ave. over the Los Angeles River

The USC Digital Archive lists this photo of Downey Road Bridge as being taken between 1872-1874 (CHS-7059). Downey Ave eventually become North Spring.

Photo taken by A.C. Varela via USC Digital Library CHS-7059

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Downey Road over the Los Angeles River

The Bridge is washed out in the floods of the winter of 1885-86. USC digital archive (CHS-9586).

Photo taken by C.C. Pierce

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1917

The three main bridges over the Los Angeles River on the north side can be seen, Buena Vista (North Broadway), Donwey Road (North Spring Street), and Main Street

USC Digital Archives

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1918

Here is another map with a different listing names, confusing matters further.

USC Digital Archives

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North Spring from Base

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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Detail from "A Bird's Eye View of Los Angeles" 1877

Downey Road is visible at the left. The train is crossing Downey Road just to the right of the bridge going toward Los Angeles to the right of the map (another train can be seen leaving Los Angeles moving to the left and up on a different track).

Library of Congress LC-USZ62-47216

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Span as seen from Main Street Bridge

Photo taken by Brian Grogan Library of Congress HAER CA-275-2

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Lamp Detail

Photo taken by Brian Grogan Library of Congress HAER CA-275-13

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Elevation and Plan for North Spring in 1920

The plan here called from diverting North Spring to Broadway (via Baker Street) and demolishing the bridge on North Spring. This was not adopted.

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

North Spring Street Bridge is visible in the upper right-center area.

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Aerial View Looking Northward

Library of Congress - HAER CA 271-6

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FOUR NEW BRIDGES WILL BRING CITY TOGETHER AS ONE UNIT

This proposal was never enacted and the two separate bridges are still in place. The Downey Ave. bridge was about 30 years old at in 1904 and the Buena Vista Bridge was sometime before 1899 but after 1891 so it was only about ten years old.

Los Angeles Times - August 16, 1908

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Southward View from North Bank - 1928

Cropping marks are visible. Photograph of a view of the north side of the new Spring Street bridge showing a municipal swimming pool in the foreground and Downtown Los Angeles in the background. "Milestone on Path of Progress. Here's new Spring street bridge, which was dedicated and opened to public in ceremony held last night. The Structure cost $236,685, and replaces old one which served city for more than thirty-nine years"

Photo taken by Horizontal Photographs via USC Digital Library

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Northwestward View from the East Bank of the Los Angeles River

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The Opening of Cable Car Service over Downey Ave. Bridge - 1888

The photographer is on the bridge and the spectators on the side of bridge. The trusses are visible behind the spectators

Charles C. Pearce via USC Digital Library

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco

A "birds-eye-view" of Los Angeles from 1894 shows five bridges at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. The predecessor of the Downey Ave. / North Spring Street bridge is visible in the center of the picture.

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North Spring Street Bridge

pano looking SE

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North Spring Street Bridge

Pano looking SE

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE

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North Spring Street Bridge

Construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SE at construction

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North Spring Street Bridge

Plaque

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SW

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking SW

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North Spring Street Bridge

Looking NW

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Downey Avenue - 1885

Wilhart Tract map from 1885 showing the west side of the Los Angeles River. The zanja is laid out nearby.

Charles E. Miles

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Downey Avenue Bridge - 1880

George Hansen

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McClure Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.011516,-118.495118

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Carries Ocean Avenue over Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10)
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 400.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel on I-10 in Santa Monica
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Los Angeles County

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Ocean Ave. over the Santa Monica Freeway

Westward view from Main Street Bridge

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

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McClure Tunnel

Looking West

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McClure Tunnel

Looking West

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McClure Tunnel

West end of tunnel

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Ocean Blvd. Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.761111,-118.229167

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Carries Ocean Blvd. over Entrance Channel, Sptco
Design: arch/through/steel
Design Details: Steel through arch
Total Length: 6074.8 Feet
Span Length: 526.9 Feet

Overview: Steel through arch bridge over Entrance Channel, Sptco on Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach
History: Built 1968
Built: 1968

Location: Los Angeles County

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Old Topanga Cyn Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.089722,-118.604722

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Carries Old Topanga Cyn Road over Topanga Cyn Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 80.1 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Topanga Cyn Creek on Old Topanga Cyn Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 1926
Built: 1926

Location: Los Angeles County

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Old Topanga Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.106667,-118.628333

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Carries Old Topanga Road over Old Topanga Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over Old Topanga Creek on Old Topanga Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 1927; rehabilitated 1960
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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Old Topanga Road Bridge

East side view

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Old Topanga Road Bridge

View of the Deck looking south

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Old Tpng Cn Road N/C Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.108333,-118.628333

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Carries Old Tpng Cn Road N/C over Old Topanga Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 22.0 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over Old Topanga Creek on Old Tpng Cn Road N/C in Los Angeles
History: Built 1928; rehabilitated 1960
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Olive,Grand,Hope Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.051944,-118.250000

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Carries Olive,Grand,Hope over Third Street Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 1245.1 Feet
Span Length: 1250.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Third Street Tunnel on Olive,Grand,Hope in Los Angeles
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Los Angeles County

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Olympic Boulevard Bridge/9th Street Viaduct (1925)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.025551,-118.225007

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Carries Olympic Boulevard over Los Angeles River and railroad tracks
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 1422.0 Feet
Span Length: 99.7 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River and railroad tracks on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Los Angeles County

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Olympic Blvd. Bridge over the Los Angeles River Looking East

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Olympic Blvd. Bridge over the Los Angeles River Looking West

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

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9th Street (Olympic) Bridge under Construction

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Old 9th Street Bridge

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9th Street (Olympic Boulevard) over the Los Angeles River (1925)

View of the bridge from the river bed.

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9th Street (Olympic Boulevard) over the Los Angeles River (1925)

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9th Street (Olympic Boulevard) over the Los Angeles River (1925)

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Plan & Elevation of 9th Street (Olympic) Bridge 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Cross Section of Los Angeles River Bridges

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

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Aerial View Looking Northward

Olympic is the lower most bridge with the Santa Monica Freeway/ I-10 just above it.

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-34

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Los Angeles River Near Vernon in 1928

The Los Angeles River is in blue and Ninth Street (Olympic Blvd.) is in green. Washington Blvd. is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Over-All Aerial North Side View, Facing Southwest

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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East Approach Aerial North Side View, Facing Southwest

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Over-All South Side View From Channel, Facing North

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Over-All North Side View From Channel, Facing South

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Center Pier No. 2 And 1 Sectional South Side View, Facing Northeast

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Center Pier No. 1 And 2 Sectional South Side View, Facing Northwest

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Center Pier No. 1 And 2 Sectional North Side View, Facing Southwest

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Center Pier No. 2 And 1 Sectional North Side View, Facing Southeast

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Bent No. 21-18 Underside Detail View, Facing East

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Bent No. 19-23 Underside Detail View, Facing West

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Bent No. 14 And Abutment No. 2 Underside Detail View, Facing East

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Bent No. 16-14 Underside Detail View, Facing East

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Bent No. 7-4 Underside Detail View, Facing East

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Bent No. 6 Underside Detail View, Facing South

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Bent No. 2-1 Underside Detail View, Facing Southeast

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Bent No. 4-1 Underside Detail View, Facing Southeast

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Bent No. 30 Underside Detail View, Facing Northwest

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Bent No.25-27 Underside Detail View, Facing Southwest

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Bent No. 22-30 Sectional North Side View, Facing Southwest

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Bent No. 30-18 North Side View, Facing Southeast

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A Map Showing the Old and New Channels of the Los Angeles River - 1892

A map showing the old and new channels of the Los Angeles River from First Street to Henry Street.

Sanders and Coleman

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A Map Showing Portions of the Los Angeles Rail Lines - 1890

The Los Angeles railway lines by Nineth Street.

E. T. Wright

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Ninth Street Viaduct

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9th Street Bridge (1889)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 34.025917,-118.225272

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Carries 9th Street over Los Angeles River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 2 158' Pratt through truss
Total Length: 316.0 Feet
Span Length: 158.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge
History: Built 1889; Replaced 1925
Built: 1889

Location: Los Angeles County

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Pico Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.380000,-118.571667

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Carries Pico Canyon Road over Pico Creek
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Timber stringer replaced by concrete slab
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete slap over Pico Creek on Pico Canyon Road
History: Built 1924; rehabilitated 1956, Replaced 2000
Built: 1924

Location: Los Angeles County

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Pico Canyon Road

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Pico Canyon Road

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ROUTE 110 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.107778,-118.186111

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Carries AVENUE 60 over ROUTE 110
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 304.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over ROUTE 110 on AVENUE 60 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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ROUTE 405,RAMPS, STS Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.930000,-118.368333

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Carries E105-N405 CONN TUN over ROUTE 405,RAMPS, STS
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 1350.1 Feet
Span Length: 1350.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over ROUTE 405,RAMPS, STS on E105-N405 CONN TUN in Los Angeles
History: Built 1993
Built: 1993

Location: Los Angeles County

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Fern Dell Creek Footbridge

Status: Open to Pedistrians

Location: 34.112400,-118.307200

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Carries POC over Fern Dell Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Three telephone poles as stringers on two concrete bases with wooden planks and hand rails.
Total Length: 476.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Wooden POC
History: Built 1921; rehabilitated 1927
Built: 1921

Location: Los Angeles County

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POC over Fern Dell Creek

Northward view of bottom of stringers & base

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POC over Fern Dell Creek

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Riverside Drive Bridge (Arroyo Seco)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge just to the northwest
The project proposes to demolish the existing bridge over the LA River, concrete approach spans over Metrolink and Ave 19 East and West roadways, and the viaduct structure (designated as Riverside Dr Viaduct, 53C-1932, W.O. E700010) nearly at 90 degrees to the river-crossing bridge. A new bridge which includes a bike path is proposed along a single, smooth curve alignment of approximately 420-ft radius. A roundabout of approximately 150-ft diameter will be constructed at the intersection of Riverside Dr and San Fernando Rd to achieve capacity enhancement through improved traffic effiency. The bridge architectural configuration, artistic railing, lighting fixtures, and decorative elements will be developed from an integral concept that is complimentary wtih the adjacent Ave 19 Bridges and the proposed Confluence Park.

Location: 34.081111,-118.226944

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Carries Riverside Drive over Los Angeles River
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Warren Deck truss
Total Length: 451.1 Feet
Span Length: 236.9 Feet

Overview: Warren Deck truss bridge over Los Angeles River on Riverside Drive in Los Angeles
History: Built circa 1890, Replaced circa 1920, Replaced 1939, Replaced 2015.
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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Riverside Drive Bridge with Southward View up from San Fernando Road

Riverside Dr. Crossing at the LA River where it meets the Arroyo Seco

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Lamp Post on Riverside Drive Where it Meets the Arroyo Seco

Riverside Dr. crosses the LA at two spots, this one is at the Arroyo Seco.

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130659

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Riverside Drive (Dayton Ave) Bridge - 1926

Northeastern view of Old wooden bridge connecting Riverside Drive and Dayton Ave (now Figuroa). (CHS-44609)

USC Digital Library

130660

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Riverside Drive (Dayton Ave) Bridge

Northwestern view of Old wooden bridge connecting Riverside Drive and Dayton Ave (now Figuroa). (CHS-44662)

USC Digital Library

131217

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Riverside Drive Bridge Over The Los Angeles River at the Arroyo Seco (1943)

A northward view during a rain storm (00056795)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Map of Glendale and Los Angeles

Los Angeles Public Library

131506

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1917

The Dayton Ave Bridge is visible at the center connecting to Los Feliz Road (later Riverside Drive).

USC Digital Archives

190500

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Birdseye view of the new Figueroa Street extension, showing tunnels, 1931

Photo taken by Spence Air Photos via USC Digital Library

190501

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Dayton Bridge During Demolision - June 1939

Photo taken by Salter vis USC Digital Library

188642

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Aerial View Lookning North

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-9

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Drayton Steet Bridge Abutment

This is the south abutment of the old Drayton Street Bridge abandoned in place. This just just above the Golden State Freeway connector to the Arroyo Seco Parkway.

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

238780

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Construction Begins on New Bridge

Equipment is being mobilized for construction

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Demolition begins on the Approach

The west side Approach on Riverside Drive being demolished

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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The Pylons Go Up

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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The West Side of the Bridge

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The North Side Frame

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Riverside Drive Bridge (Arroyo Seco)

looking north in 1938

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S405-CENTURY BLVD OFF RP Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.949722,-118.369167

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Carries OLIVE ST-S405 ONRP over S405-CENTURY BLVD OFF RP
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 142.1 Feet
Span Length: 128.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over S405-CENTURY BLVD OFF RP on OLIVE ST-S405 ONRP in Inglewood
History: Built 1963
Built: 1963

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Fernando Blvd. Nbd Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.195000,-118.326667

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Carries ROUTE 5 over San Fernando Blvd. Nbd
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 99.7 Feet
Span Length: 99.7 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over San Fernando Blvd. Nbd on ROUTE 5 in Burbank
History: Built 1960
Built: 1960

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Fernando Blvd. Sbd Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.191389,-118.326667

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Carries ROUTE 5 over San Fernando Blvd. Sbd
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 90.6 Feet
Span Length: 90.6 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over San Fernando Blvd. Sbd on ROUTE 5 in Burbank
History: Built 1960
Built: 1960

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Fernando Road Bridge over Pacoima Wash

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.246944,-118.433611

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Carries San Fernando Road over Pacoima Wash
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 148.0 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Pacoima Wash on San Fernando Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 1925; rehabilitated 1940
Built: 1925

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Fernando Road Bridge over Pacoima Wash

Southeastern view of north side from bank

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San Fernando Road Bridge over Pacoima Wash

Southeastern view of north side from bank

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San Fernando Road Arroyo Seco Channel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.080000,-118.223333

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Carries San Fernando Road over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 80.1 Feet
Span Length: 70.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on San Fernando Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Fernando Road

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San Fernando Road Bridge over the Arroyo Seco

Eastward view from bank

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1917

USC Digital Archives

190513

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The Confluence of the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River

San Fernando Road is in red and the rivers are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

190512

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Figuroa Street Bridge

San Fernando Road Bridge is visible in the center.

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography via USC Digital Library

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San Gabriel Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.164099,-117.894521

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Carries CA 39 over San Gabriel River
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Two-span Warren deck truss
Total Length: 356.0 Feet
Span Length: 152.9 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over San Gabriel River on CA 39 in Azusa
History: Built 1933
Built: 1933

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Gabriel Canyon Road over the San Gabriel River

Northward view along the westside

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San Gabriel Canyon Road over the San Gabriel River

Westward view from south river bank

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.749358,-118.270944

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Carries CA 47 over Los Angeles Harbor Main Channel
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire suspension
Total Length: 5991.1 Feet
Span Length: 1499.4 Feet

Overview: Suspension bridge over Los Angeles Harbor main channel on CA 47 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1963; rehabilitated 1990
Built: 1963

Location: Los Angeles County

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Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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Vincent Thomas under Construction

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Rendering of Expected Appearance of the Vincent Thomas Bridge

A photo-collage of showing what the future Vincent Thomas bridge would be expected to look like

Hearald-Examiner via USC Digital Library

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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North tower

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in May 2013

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North cable anchor

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Cable at north end

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Approach span pier

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North tower

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North tower

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North tower

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Panoramic view from the north

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Looking West from CA 47

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Looking West from CA 47

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Looking WNW

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Looking WNW east tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Looking WNW east tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

East tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

East tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

East tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

East tower and deck

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

West tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

West tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

West tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

West tower

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

cables

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Deck Anchorage

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody in February 2014

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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Vincent Thomas Bridge

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San Rafael Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.125000,-118.165000

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Carries San Rafael Avenue over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 355.0 Feet
Span Length: 154.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on San Rafael Avenue in Pasadena
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Rafael Ave. Bridge

Northwest view from bluff

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114347

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West abutment

Northwest view from channel edge

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114348

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Deck

Westward view from east abutment

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The Arroyo Seco in Pasadena - 1928

The Arroyo Seco is in blue and San Rafael is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Sepulveda Blvd. Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.130000,-118.481111

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Carries Sepulveda Blvd. over Mulholland Drive
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 645.0 Feet
Span Length: 41.3 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Mulholland Drive on Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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7th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.034444,-118.226389

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Carries Seventh Street over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 1000.0 Feet
Span Length: 91.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Seventh Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1910, Second Deck added 1927, Seismic Retrofit 1995
Built: 1910, 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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Detail of the Seventh Street Bridge

Northeast view from the deck of the bridge

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114339

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Deck and Ballustrade from west end

Eastward view from sidewalk

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114417

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Seventh Street Bridge

Southward view from the riverbed beneath the Sixth Street Bridge

www.bridges-of-los-angeles-county.com

127093

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Construction Plans

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Los Angeles City Bureau of Engineering

131206

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Old Seventh Street Bridge

Undated photo (00009394)

Los Angeles Public Library

131207

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Collapse of the Old 7th Street Bridge in 1914

Northward view from west abutment (00019289)

Los Angeles Public Library

131208

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Collapse of the Old 7th Street Bridge in 1914

Eastward view form westbank (00019290)

Los Angeles Public Library

189211

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Plan and Elevation of the Seventh Street Bridge 920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

188302

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Design Drawing for the New 7th Street Bridge from 1918

This was not the design that was ultimately adopted except for the raised elevation and grade separation.

California Railway Commission - Engineering Department

189580

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

Seventh Street Bridge is visible at the bottom - right.

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

190386

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Los Angeles River near Vernon - 1928

The Los Angeles River is in blue and Seventh Street is in yellow. Ninth Street (Olympic Blvd) is in green and Washington Blvd. is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

293133

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7th Street Bridge

Looking South from 4th street bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293134

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7th Street Bridge

Looking South from 4th street bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293135

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7th Street Bridge

Looking South from 4th street bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

293136

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7th Street Bridge

Looking South from 4th street bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

403407

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A Map Showing the Old and New Channels of the Los Angeles River - 1892

A map showing the old and new channels of the Los Angeles River from First Street to Henry Street.

Sanders and Coleman

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Shinn Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.177222,-117.675556

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Carries Shinn Road over San Antonio Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 78.1 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over San Antonio Creek on Shinn Road
History: Built 1931; rehabilitated 1950
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Angeles Crest Highway Slide Canyon Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.243333,-118.190000

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Carries Angeles Crest Highway (CA 2) over Slide Canyon
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 181.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Slide Canyon on CA 2 in Angeles National Forrest
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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113858

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Photo taken by David Kimbrough

113859

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Photo taken by David Kimbrough

126526

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Westward view from hillside

Bridge just after construction.

Photo by B. D. Jackson from Thomas Morgan

126527

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Construction Camp

Photo by B. D. Jackson from Thomas Morgan

126528

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Southward view

A view of the deck just after construction from the north abutment

Photo by B. D. Jackson from Thomas Morgan

126529

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Snow

Photo by B. D. Jackson from Thomas Morgan

127103

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Construction Plans

Copies of original construction plans

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Soledad Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.440000,-118.353333

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Carries Soledad Canyon Road over Soledad Canyon Road Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 442.0 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Soledad Canyon Road Tunnel on Soledad Canyon Road
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soledad Canyon Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.438333,-118.333333

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Carries Soledad Canyon Road over UP Railroad
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 17.1 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over UP Railroad on Soledad Canyon Road
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soledad Canyon Road over the UPRR Tracks

Eastward view from tracks

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115141

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Soledad Canyon Road over the UPRR Tracks

Northward view from access

Soledad Canyon Road over the UPRR Tracks

115142

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Soledad Canyon Road over the UPRR Tracks

Westward view from tacks

Soledad Canyon Road over the UPRR Tracks

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Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Myra)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.093795,-118.281781

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Carries Sunset Blvd. over Myra Avenue (Sacatela Creek)
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 94.2 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Myra Avenue on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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113972

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Sunset Blvd. Over Myra Looking North East

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113973

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Sunset Blvd. Over Myra Close Up

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130672

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Sunset Blvd. Bridge Over Myra

Circa 1930 (AAA-EN-106-3)

USC Digital Library

190504

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Toward the End of Construction - 1929

USC Digital Library

190224

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Silver Lake & Los Feliz Areas in 1928

Sunset Blvd. is in red, Silver Lake Blvd. is in green, and Myra in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

238885

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Myra at Sunset before 1929

Arroyo de la Sacatela is on the left and Myra, a dirt road, on the right. Sunset Blvd. is on the ridge.

Courtesy of the Automobile Club of Southern California Archives.

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Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Glendale)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.078333,-118.260000

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Carries Sunset Blvd. over Glendale Blvd.
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 105.0 Feet
Span Length: 92.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Glendale Blvd. on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Los Angeles County

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114415

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Sunset Blvd. over Glendale Ave

Southward view

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114416

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Detail of the Sunset Blvd. Bridge

Lamp and balustrade

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130671

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Reservoir (Sunset) Blvd. Bridge over (Lakeshore) Glendale Blvd.

The old wooden bridge is visible in the distance. Glendale Blvd. was then known as Lakeshore Ave. and this portion of Sunset Blvd. was then as Reservoir Blvd.

USC Digital Library - CHS-6404

190983

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An Eastward View of Sunset Blvd Bridge over (Lakeshore) Glendale Blvd.

The Sunset Blvd. Bridge is visible at the far left. The automobile is climbing the grade up from Lakeshore Street (later Glendale Blvd) about where Park Ave is now.

Automobile Club of Southern California via USC Digital Library

190984

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Echo Park Area in 1928

Sunset Blvd. is in red and Glendale Blvd.is in green.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

190991

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Echo Park Area - 1917

Lakeshore Ave is in red and Reservoir Blvd. is in green. Sunset Blvd. is in yellow and Echo Park Lake and West Lake are in blue. There is no "Glendale Blvd." at all at this time.

L.L. Postes Engineering Co.

190992

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Echo Park Area - 1902

Reservoir Blvd. (with tracks down the center) is just above Echo Park Lake and Temple Street is below. The bridge crosses not Lakeshore but a zanja bringing water from Los Angeles River to Echo Park Lake on the north west corner. Bellevue Ave. and Echo Park Ave. immediately abut the lake on the bottom and right respectively. A stream can be seen feeding Echo Park on the north east corner.

United States Geological Survey

349927

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Photo provided by Metro Transportation Library and Archive

493003

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Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Glendale)

1934 view

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Topanga Canyon Road Topanga Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.088333,-118.601667

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Carries Topanga Canyon Road (CA 27) over Topanga Creek
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 138.1 Feet
Span Length: 76.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Topanga Creek on CA 27 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Los Angeles County

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114672

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Topanga Canyon Road over Topanga Creek

Southward view from the bank

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114673

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Topanga Canyon Road over Topanga Creek

Beneath the deck

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114674

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Topanga Canyon Road over Topanga Creek

Northward view of the deck

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UP - Willow Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.804225,-118.221452

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Willow Street
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 111.9 Feet
Span Length: 106.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Willow Street on the Union Pacific Railroad in Long Beach
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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114556

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The Deck

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114557

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Sideview

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Valley Boulevard Alhambra Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.080000,-118.101667

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Carries Valley Blvd. over Alhambra Wash
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 39.0 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Alhambra Wash on Valley Blvd. in San Gabriel
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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114555

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Valley Blvd. Bridge over Alhambra Wash

North side balustrade

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Valyermo Road Pallet Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.460000,-117.863333

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Carries Valyermo Road over Pallett Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete closed spandrel deck arch
Total Length: 54.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Closed spandrel Concrete arch bridge over Pallett Creek on Valyermo Road
History: Built 1926; rehabilitated 1960
Built: 1926

Location: Los Angeles County

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Valyermo Road over Pallet Creek

South east from creek bank.

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129937

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Valyermo Road over Pallet Creek

Eastward view of the deck

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Vasqz Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.473333,-118.466667

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Carries Vasqz Canyon Road over Bouquet Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Covered bridge over Bouquet Creek on Vasqz Canyon Road in Santa Clarita
History: Built 1942
Built: 1942

Location: Los Angeles County

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Vermont Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.124167,-118.300833

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Carries Vermont Canyon Road over Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 328.1 Feet
Span Length: 328.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Vermont Canyon Road Tunnel on Vermont Canyon Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 2000
Built: 2000

Location: Los Angeles County

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Union Station - Vignes Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.059444,-118.233333

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Carries Metrolink & Amtrak over Vignes Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete arch
Total Length: 91.9 Feet
Span Length: 83.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Vignes Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Los Angeles County

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113923

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Vignes Street from Alameda & Light Rail Bridge

The Vignes Steet bridge (on the left) which allows cars to go under the trains and the Goldline lightrail bridge (on the right).

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124657

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Vignes Street under Union Station

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Waverley Drive Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.111389,-118.268889

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Carries Waverley Drive over Hyperion Ave.
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Hyperion Ave. on Waverley Drive in Los Angeles
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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113924

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Waverly Drive looking west from Hyperion

The footpath connecting Hyperion Bridge to Waverly Bridge can seen on the left.

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113925

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Waverly Drive from Waverly looking East

Where cars can turn to get from Waverly to Hyperion

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113926

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Waverly Drive looking West from Waverly

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in March 2005

130669

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Waverley Drive over Hyperion

(AAA-EN-1271)

USC Digital Library

131284

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Waverley Drive over Hyperion (1931)

A northward view along Hyperion (CHS-48303)

USC Digital Library

190508

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Nearing Completion

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography vis USC Digital Library

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Webb Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.126667,-117.741667

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Carries Webb Canyon Road over Webb Canyon Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete closed spandrel deck arch
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Webb Canyon Creek on Webb Canyon Road in Claremont
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Los Angeles County

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114803

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Webb Canyon Road over Webb Canyon Creek

South east view of deck

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114804

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Webb Canyon Road over Webb Canyon Creek

Northwest view of balustrade

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Westridge Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.065377,-118.495515

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Carries Westridge Road over Arroyo Canyon
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 84.0 Feet
Span Length: 71.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Canyon on Westridge Road in Los Angeles
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Westridge Road

Eastward view of the deck

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114708

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Westridge Road

South west view balustrade

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114709

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Westridge Road

Southward view of detail

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Whittier Greenway - Whittier Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 33.967886,-118.041342

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Carries Bike Path (formerly UPRR) over CA 72 (Whittier Blvd.)
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Skewed, riveted Warren through truss with pony truss approach
Total Length: 308.1 Feet
Span Length: 189.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge under UP Railroad on CA 72 (Whittier Blvd.) in Whittier
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Los Angeles County

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Union Pacific Bridge over Whittier Blvd.

Eastward view from sidewalk

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114420

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Detail of the Whittier Blvd. Bridge

Eastward view from the tracks

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190085

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UPRR Bridge over Whittier Blvd. in Whittier - 1925

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1925

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Whittier Boulevard Rio Hondo Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.006667,-118.096667

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Carries Whittier Boulevard over Rio Hondo
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren pony truss
Total Length: 476.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over Rio Hondo on Whittier Boulevard (CA 72) in Montebello
History: Built 1921; rehabilitated 1927
Built: 1921

Location: Los Angeles County

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Whittier Blvd. Bridge over the Rio Hondo in Montebello

This a view of the bridge looking south-west from the Rio Hondo levy. The open channel below is not the Rio Hondo but a storm water conveyance to spreading grounds. Historically, the Rio Hondo was much wider which is why the bridge is much wider. When the river was channelized, they kept this portion open for flood control and ground water re-charge purposes. So this was once the Rio Hondo but no more.

David Kimbrough

113922

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Whittier Blvd. Bridge over the Rio Hondo

A close-up of the bridge again looking south-west.

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in May 2005

130604

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Whittier Blvd. over the Rio Hondo under Construction

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

130605

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Whittier Blvd. over the Rio Hondo under Construction

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

190086

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Whittier Blvd. over the Rio Hondo in 1925

The bridge is visible at the far left - center.

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1925

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Wild Rose Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.150000,-117.985000

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Carries Wild Rose Avenue over Sawpit Wash
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 26.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Sawpit Wash on Wild Rose Avenue in Monrovia
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Los Angeles County

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Wild Rose Ave. Bridge

Southward (downstream) view from channel bank.

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114422

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Deck of Wild Rose Ave.

Westward view from the east side.

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York Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
The bridge is scheduled for renovation in 2012 - 2014. This project will improve and revise the existing bridge deck by removing one traffic lane and restoring historic pylons and original railings. Additional improvements will include crack repair and installation of new guard rails.

Location: 34.113333,-118.176667

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Carries York Blvd. over Arroyo Seco Channel and I-110
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 683.1 Feet
Span Length: 96.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over I-110 on York Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Wooden Trolley Bridge 1890, Concrete Arch Built 1912
Built: 1890, 1912

Location: Los Angeles County

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113857

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Photo taken by David Kimbrough

130667

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Old York Blvd. over the Arroyo Seco

Trolley bridge on the same right-of-way as York Blvd. (CHS-7073)

USC Digital Library

130668

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Old York Blvd. over the Arroyo Seco

Trolley bridge on the same right-of-way as York Blvd. (CHS-7073). The tracks are still there on York, just paved over.

USC Digital Library

131212

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Trolley Bridge over the Arroyo Seco (York)

Undated photo with a southward view of the trolley bridge (and ATSS bridge) over the Arroyo Seco (00028263).

Los Angeles Public Library

190463

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The Arroyo Seco Between Garvanza and South Pasadean

The Arroyo Seco is in blue and York Blvd / PE Trolley bridge is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

191896

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Detail of the South Face of the Bridge

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in January 2011

191897

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The South Face

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in January 2011

191898

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The Arroyo Seco Below York

A winter sunset

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in January 2011

192634

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"Arroyo at Dusk"

Painting by Akiko Crawford

235980

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Postcard of York Blvd Bridge

LAist

331506

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

331507

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

489782

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York Boulevard Bridge

looking northeast

HAER Photo by Brian Grogan

489783

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York Boulevard Bridge

looking south

HAER Photo by Brian Grogan

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York Blvd. Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.112778,-118.177500

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Carries York Blvd. over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 683.1 Feet
Span Length: 96.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on York Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1912
Built: 1912

Location: Los Angeles County

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Paramount Ranch Raceway Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 34.119193,-118.753111

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Carries Paramount Ranch Raceway over Paramount Ranch Raceway
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Paramount Ranch Raceway on Paramount Ranch Raceway
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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UP - Santa Clara River Bridge

Status: Open to railroad traffic

Location: 34.431006,-118.357354

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad & Metrolink Tracks over Santa Clara River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony plate girder bridge over Santa Clara River on Union Pacific Railroad & Metrolink Tracks
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR over the Santa Clara River

Eastward view for Soledad Canyon Road

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115145

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UPRR over the Santa Clara River

Telephoto view for Soledad Canyon Road

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163352

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Santa Clara River

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

163353

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Santa Clara River

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Los Feliz Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.121667,-118.269722

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Carries Los Feliz Blvd over Los Angeles River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 304.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Los Angeles River on Los Feliz Blvd in Los Angeles
History: Current Concrete Built 1925 Replacing Older Wooden Bridge
Built: 1925

Location: Los Angeles County

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Los Feliz Blvd. over the Los Angeles River

Northward view from river bed.

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115167

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Los Feliz Blvd. over the Los Angeles River

East abutment

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130622

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Map of Los Angeles & Glendale

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

190517

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Northward view from East Bank - 1937

Photo taken by Lapp / Horizontal Photography via USC Digital Library

188635

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Aerial View from the South

Glendale & Hyperion Bridges are seen in the foreground and Los Feliz is visible near the top.

Library of Congress

190256

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Los Feliz - Silver Lake - Atwater Area in 1928

Los Feliz Blvd. is in green, Franklin is in orange, Hyperion is in pink, Glendale Blvd. is in yellow, and Fletcher Drive is in red. The LA River, Rowena Reservoir, and Silver Lake Reservoir are all in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps - 1928

190996

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The Los Felis / Tropico Area - 1902

The bridge across the Los Angeles River connects Los Felis Blvd to Tropic (now southern Glendale). Rowena Reservoir is visible in the center of the image.

United States Geological Survey

232837

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Reliable Reports on Condition of the Roads - 1914

Following very significant flooding in March of 1914 the Los Angeles Times reported on the condition of roads and bridges. Here it is reported that "The San Fernando Bridge is reported in good condition, but there is a bridge out on Los Feliz avenue between Hollywood and Glendale.

Los Angeles Time - 1914

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Las Tunas Drive Alhambra Wash Bridge

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.101754,-118.113037

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Carries Las Tunas Drive - Main Street over Alhambra Wash
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed spandrel concrete barrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch Bridge over Alhambra Wash on Las Tunas Drive - Main Street in San Gabriel
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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Las Tunas Drive / Main Street over the Alhambra Wash

southwest view

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117217

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Las Tunas Drive / Main Street over the Alhambra Wash

Northward view

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Foothill Boulevard Sawpit Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.056667,-117.988333

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Carries Deodar Lane West over Sawpit Wash
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 19.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Sawpit Wash on Deodar Lane West in Monrovia
History: Built 1928; rehabilitated 1952
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Foothill Blvd. (Deodar Lane West) over Sawpit Wash

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117215

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Foothill Blvd. (Deodar Lane West) over Sawpit Wash

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Garibaldi Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.110000,-118.078333

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Carries Garibaldi Avenue over Eaton Wash
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 88.9 Feet
Span Length: 41.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Eaton Wash on Garibaldi Avenue
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Los Angeles County

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117205

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Garibaldi Avenue over Eaton Wash

Northeast view

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117206

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Garibaldi Avenue over Eaton Wash

Southeast view

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117207

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Garibaldi Avenue over Eaton Wash

Date

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Elm Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.105000,-118.076667

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Carries Elm & Muscatel Avenue over Eaton Wash
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 47.9 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Eaton Wash on Elm & Muscatel Avenue
History: Built 1933
Built: 1933

Location: Los Angeles County

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117202

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Elm & Muscatel Avnues over Eaton Wash

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117203

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Elm & Muscatel Avnues over Eaton Wash

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117204

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Elm & Muscatel Avnues over Eaton Wash

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191017

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San Gabriel Area - 1925

Hermosa Drive is in red and Rubio Wash and Eaton Wash are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps

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Las Tunas Drive Eaton Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.103333,-118.073333

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Carries Las Tunas Drive over Eaton Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 63.0 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Eaton Wash on Las Tunas Drive
History: Built 1927; rehabilitated 1953
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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117200

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Las Tunas Drive over Eaton Wash

Southward view from bank

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117201

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Las Tunas Drive over Eaton Wash

Westward view from sidewalk

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191016

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San Gabriel Area - 1925

Las Tunas Drive is in yellow and Rubio Wash and Eaton Wash are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps

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Las Tunas Drive Rubio Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.103333,-118.091667

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Carries Las Tunas Drive over Rubio Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 44.9 Feet
Span Length: 22.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Rubio Wash on Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel
History: Built 1911; rehabilitated 1932
Built: 1911

Location: Los Angeles County

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Las Tunas Drive over Rubio Wash

Northwestern view from deck

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117195

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Las Tunas Drive over Rubio Wash

Eastward view for the north side of the bridge

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191014

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San Gabriel Area - 1925

Las Tunas Drive is in yellow and Rubio Wash and Eaton Wash are in blue.

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Lorain Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.120000,-118.096667

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Carries Lorain Road over Rubio Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 37.1 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Rubio Wash on Lorain Road in San Marino
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Los Angeles County

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Lorain Road over Rubio Wash

Eastward view from the deck

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117048

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Lorain Road over Rubio Wash

Westward view of north side

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Huntington Drive Eaton Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.130000,-118.080000

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Carries Huntington Drive over Eaton Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 57.1 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Eaton Wash on Huntington Drive in San Marino
History: Built 1962
Built: 1962

Location: Los Angeles County

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Huntington Drive over Eaton Wash

Southward view of north side from bank

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Riverside Drive Bridge (Burbank)

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.156141,-118.294322

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Carries Riverside Drive over Los Angeles River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Tee beam
Total Length: 381.9 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete bridge over Los Angeles River on Riverside Drive in Griffith Park, Los Angeles County
History:
Built: 1938

Location: Los Angeles County

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Riverside Drive Bridge with west ward View up from the River

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113959

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Lamp Post on Riverside Drive Where it crosses into Burbank

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489791

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Riverside Drive Bridge (Burbank)

looking southwest

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489792

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Riverside Drive Bridge (Burbank)

looking northwest

HAER Photo

489793

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Riverside Drive Bridge (Burbank)

looking north

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Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Silver Lake)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.082491,-118.272865

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Carries Sunset Blvd. over SIlver Lake Blvd.
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Steel deck plate girder bridge with concrete abutments and road deck.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder Bridge over SIlver Lake Blvd. in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
History:
Built: 1925

Location: Los Angeles County

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Sunset Blvd. Over Silver Lake Blvd.

The view from Silver Lake Blvd. looking North by West.

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113992

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Under the Bridge

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113993

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Pedestrian Underpass

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in May 2006

127094

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Sunset blvd silverlake

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

130673

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Sunset Blvd. Bridge Over Silver Lake Blvd.

1932 (CHS-15015)

USC Digital Library

188631

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Aerial View Looking North toward Silver Lake Reservoir

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-11

190223

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Silver Lake & Los Feliz Areas in 1928

Sunset Blvd. is in red, Silver Lake Blvd. is in green, and Myra is in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Iron Horse Trailhead - Santa Clara River Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 34.426028,-118.578913

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Carries Iron Horse Trail over Santa Clara River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Camelback Parker through truss
Total Length: 200.0 Feet
Span Length: 200.0 Feet

Overview: Camelback Parker through truss bridge over Santa Clara River on Iron Horse Trail
History: Built in 1898 over the Colorado River; Relocated here 1928 after the Saint Francis Dam collapse washed away the previous bridge.
Built: 1898

Location: Los Angeles County

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114272

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Northward View Across the Bridge

Possibly the Oldest Railroad Bridge in Los Angeles County

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114273

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Southwest View from North Bank

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114274

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Date of Construction

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133444

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Map of the Location of this Bridge

Where the tracks cross the river.

Google Maps

241046

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Looking north

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241047

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Looking north

The railings on the bike path do detract from the appearance somewhat but at least the birdge is preserved.

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241048

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Top bracing

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241049

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Various lattive designs on the top

The ravens like to nest there as well...

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241050

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View from the south bank looking east

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241051

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North end of bridge

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241052

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Joint details

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241053

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Joint details

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241054

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Joint details

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241055

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Joint details

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241056

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North abutment

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241057

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From below

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241058

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From below

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241059

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North abutment from below

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Echo Park Lake Bridge

Status: Re-Opened 2006, after being closed to all traffic

Location: 34.074627,-118.260111

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Carries Foot Bridge over Echo Park Lake
Design: truss/deck/howe
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles
History: Original Built 1896, lost unknown year, replaced unknown year
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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114275

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The North East View from the west Abutment

Possibly the Oldest Bridge in Los Angeles County

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114276

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Wider View

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114277

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Northward View

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114278

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Northwest View from the early 1900's

The bridge was originally all wood but was replaced with steel sometime before 1960. However the abutments are exactly the same.

Archival Photograph

190222

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Echo Park Lake in 1928

Sunset Blvd. is in red and Glendale Blvd. is in green.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1926

190994

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Echo Park Area - 1917

L.L. Postes Engineering Co.

190995

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Echo Park Area - 1902

United States Geographical Survey

449783

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As seen in “Mabel’s Married Life” 1914

Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin

Photo taken by Keystone Studio

449784

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As seen in “Chinatown” 1974

Jack Nicholson as Jake Giddes and Joe Mantell as Walsh

Photo taken by Paramount Pictures

449785

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Postcard

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

449786

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Postcard

Photo taken by Unkown

449787

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Postcard

Photo taken by Unkown

449788

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Postcard

Photo taken by Unkown

449789

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Postcard

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Mountain Street Bridge

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.165725,-118.233189

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Carries Mountain St. over Verdugo Wash
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete beam bridge
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete beam bridge over Verdugo Wash on Mountain St. in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
History: 1936
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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Mountain Street Bridge over Verdugo Wash

South (downstream) View

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114333

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Sidewalk of Mountain Street Bridge

West View

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114334

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Mountain Street Bridge over the Verdugo Wash

North West view from east embankment

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190369

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Verdugo Wash in Glendale in 1928

The Verdugo Wash is in blue and Mountain St. is in green. In yellow are Glendale HS, the future site of Glendale CC, and the old location of Glendale Adventist. Geneva Street is in orange and Glenoaks is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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San Fernando Road Verdugo Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.154845,-118.276094

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Carries San Fernando Road over Verdugo Wash
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer with concrete railings.
Total Length: 80.1 Feet
Span Length: 76.1 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Verdugo Wash on San Fernando Road in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
History: 1936
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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114341

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Photo taken by David Kimbrough in May 2008

114342

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Corp of Engineers Plaque

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114343

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San Fernando Road

Northeast view from railroad bridge

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190368

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Confluence of the Los Angeles River & the Verdugo Wash

San Fernando Road is in red and the Verdugo Wash and Los Angeles River are both in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Avenue 43 Bridge

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.093011,-118.205831

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Carries Ave. 43 over Arroyo Seco Channel & Cal 110 (Pasadena Freeway)
Design: beam/tee
Design Details:
Total Length: 194.9 Feet
Span Length: 68.9 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel & Cal 110 (Pasadena Freeway) on Ave. 43 in Los Angeles, California
History:
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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114352

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Ave. 46 viwed from freeway offramp

Northwest view

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114353

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The deck & lamps

Westward view from east abutment

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130646

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Avenue 43 over the Arroyo Seco

Bridge under construction 1938 (CHS 14605)

USC Digital Library

131505

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Map of the Los Angeles River in 1917

USC Digital Archives

190378

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River and Arroyo Seco in 1928

The Los Angeles River and Arroyo Seco are in blue and Ave 43 is in yellow in the upper right hand corner. San Fernando Road is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

207684

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Flood Waters Destroy Avenue 43 Bridge in 1913

Flood waters rush down Arroyo Seco in Highland Park, near Avenue 43. Houses on the opposite side of the river are being undercut by the water. The Ave. 43 bridge no longer reaches across.

Los Angeles Public Library - 0019818

216932

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View from Arroyo Seco Invert

A northward view from the bottom of the Arroyo Seco.

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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LACM - Victory Place Overpass

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.186849,-118.322909

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Carries Southern Pacific, Amtrak, and Metrolink over Victory Place
Design: girder
Design Details:
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 56.1 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Victory Place on Southern Pacific, Amtrak, and Metrolink in Burbank
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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114354

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Northwest view from sidewalk

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114355

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Detail on the west abutment south side

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114356

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Detail on the west abutment north side

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Riverside Drive Burbank Western Channel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.160000,-118.303333

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Carries Riverside Drive over Burbank Western Channel
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 85.0 Feet
Span Length: 81.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Burbank Western Channel on Riverside Drive in Glendale
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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114357

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Eastward view along the southside

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114358

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Southward (downstream) view from Victory

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192635

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"Burbank Western Wash"

Photo taken by Akiko Crawford

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Victory Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.163333,-118.303333

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Carries Victory Blvd over Burbank-Western Channel
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 84.0 Feet
Span Length: 82.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Burbank-Western Channel on Victory Blvd in Burbank
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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Eastward view along the southside

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114360

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North view from Riverside Drive Bridge

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LACM - Colorado Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.145000,-118.031667

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Carries Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority over Colorado Blvd Up
Design: girder
Design Details:
Total Length: 81.0 Feet
Span Length: 78.1 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Colorado Blvd Up on AT&SF RR - Soon to be the Gold Line MTA in Arcadia
History: Built 1930, purchased by MTA 1990
Built: 1930

Location: Los Angeles County

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Future Gold Line Bridge over Colorado

Former ATSF RR Bridge

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114374

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West Abutment with Details

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114375

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Foothill Boulevard Big Tujunga Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.271111,-118.337500

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Carries Foothill Blvd over N Chan Big Tujunga Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 649.6 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over N Chan Big Tujunga Wash on Foothill Blvd in Los Angeles
History: Built 1921; rehabilitated 1937; Completely rebuild 2008
Built: 1921

Location: Los Angeles County

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North Side of Foothill from the West Abutment

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114377

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South Sideo of Foothill from West Abutment

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161543

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New Lamp

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161544

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Southside of Bridge from Embankment

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161545

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Northside of Bridge from Embankment

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161546

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Northside of Bridge from River Bed

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Hermosa Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.106667,-118.093333

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Carries Hermosa Drive over Rubio Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 33.1 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Rubio Wash on Hermosa Drive in San Gabriel
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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114423

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Hermosa Drive

Southward view from bank

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114424

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Hermosa Drive

Westward view of Balustrade

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191018

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San Gabriel Area - 1925

Hermosa Drive is in red and Rubio Wash and Eaton Wash are in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps

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Fletcher Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.108333,-118.253333

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Carries Fletcher Drive over Los Angeles River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 473.1 Feet
Span Length: 66.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Los Angeles River on Fletcher Drive in Los Angeles
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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114523

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Fletcher Drive

Northeastward view from the east bank

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114524

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West Tower of Fletcher Drive Brdige

Northwestward view of the west tower from the west bank

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114525

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Deck & Sidewalk of the Fletcher Drive Bridge

Northeastward view from the sidewalk

http://eng.lacity.org/projects/bridge/historical_gallery/Images/historical_08.pdf

127083

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineer

130621

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Map of Los Angeles & Glendale

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

130655

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Fletcher Drive over the Los Angeles River

Aerial view during flooding in 1938 (CHS 44241)

USC Digital Library

190255

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Los Feliz - Silver Lake - Atwater Area - 1928

Fletcher Drive is in red. Hyperion Ave. is in pink, Glendale Blvd. is in green, and Franklin is in orange. The LA River, Rowena Reservoir, and Silver Lake Reservoir are all in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Orange & Hill Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.796667,-118.175000

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Carries Orange Ave & Hill S over Abandoned SPRR Right of Way
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 131.9 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Orange Ave Oh (Sptco) on Orange Ave & Hill S in Long Beach
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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Northward View of the Viaduct at Orange & Hill

View from street

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114527

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Balustrade on the west side of Orange

Northward view.

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114528

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Intersection of Hill and Orange

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190364

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North Long Beach & Signal Hill in 1925

Orange Ave is in red and Hill Street is in green.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps - 1925

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic; traffic switched to new bridge in October 2020
To be demolished in 2021

Location: 33.764517,-118.221033

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Carries California Highway 47 - Interstate 710 over Cerritos Channel
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Suspended Deck - Steel Arch
Total Length: 5134.0 Feet
Span Length: 527.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Port of Long Beach on Ocean Blvd./California Highway 47/I-710 in Long Beach
History: Built 1968.
Built: 1968

Location: Los Angeles County

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114529

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Westward view from Long Beach

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114530

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Eastward view from Terminal Island

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114531

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Southwest view form Signal Hill.

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130600

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Gerald Desmond Bridge Drawing

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

293237

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking NW from elevation

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking NW from elevation

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking NW from elevation

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking NW from elevation

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking NW from elevation

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking NW from elevation

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking WNW

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking WNW

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking WNW

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking West

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking West

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking West

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking West

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

East end

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Mid arch

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

West end

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

West end

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking South

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

Looking South

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

replacement cable stayed bridge in background

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Gerald Desmond Bridge

September 2020 view with new bridge in background

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San Pascual Avenue Arroyo Seco Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.121454,-118.168148

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Carries San Pascual Avenue over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 162.1 Feet
Span Length: 65.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on San Pascual Avenue in Los Angeles
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Pascual Ave

Looking North from the south banks

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San Pascual Ave.

The deck and south abutment

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San Pascual Ave Over the Arroyo Seco

Northern view just after the construction in 1939 (CHS-42221)

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Arroyo Seco between Garvanza and South Pasadena

The Arroyo Seco is in blue and San Pascual Avenue is in red.

Los Angeles County Topograpic Maps - 1928

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Pacific Coast Highway Las Flores Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.036667,-118.635000

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Carries Pacific Coast Highway (CA 1) over Las Flores Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Las Flores Creek on Pacific Coast Highway (CA 1) in Malibu
History: Built 1926; rehabilitated 1931
Built: 1926

Location: Los Angeles County

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Pacific Coast Highway over Las Flores Creek

Southwest view from bank

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PCH over Los Flores Creek

Balustrate

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Walnut Orchard Road

Status: Open to local traffic only

Location: 34.419554,-118.657697

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Carries Walnut Orchard Road over Chiquito Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed spandrel concrete arch over Chiquito Creek on Walnut Orchard Road in Val Verde,
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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Walnut Orchard Road

West view from creek bed

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Walnut Orchard Road

South west view from bank

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Walnut Orchard Road

West view of deck

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Chiquito Creek, Val Verde

Looking North

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Chiquito Creek, Val Verde

Railing detail

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Chiquito Creek, Val Verde

Looking West

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Avenue 43 Offramp Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.091667,-118.203333

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Carries Ramp/Connector 110 over Arroyo Seco Ave 43 Ramp
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 58.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Arroyo Seco Ave 43 Ramp on Ramp/Connector 110 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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Avenue 43 Off Ramp over the Arroyo Seco

Southward view from the Ave. 43 Bridge

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Off Ramp from Channel Invert

Looking north from the bottom of the Arroyo Seco

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College Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.065781,-118.242528

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Carries College Street over Route 110
Design: beam
Design Details:
Total Length: 130.9 Feet
Span Length: 61.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Route 110 on College Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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College Street over the Pasadena Freeway (CA 110)

Northward view including lamps

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College Street over the Pasadena Freeway (CA 110)

Westward view from east abutment

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College Street over the Pasadena Freeway (1920)

Over Figuora (CHS-33271)

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College Street over the Arroyo Parkway (1955)

A northward view of the Arroyo Parkway (Pasadena Freeway / CA 110) from College Street (AAA-NG-6741)

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College Ave by Andrew Laverdiere

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College Street Overpass

looking north

Photo taken by Andrew Laverdiere

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College Street Overpass

looking northeast

HAER Photo by Brian Grogan

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Huntington Drive Santa Anita Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.140000,-118.018333

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Carries Huntington Drive over Santa Anita Wash
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 44.0 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Santa Anita Wash on Huntington Drive in Monrovia
History: Built 1958
Built: 1958

Location: Los Angeles County

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Huntington Drive over Santa Anita Wash

Balustrade on the west abutment

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Huntington Drive over Santa Anita Wash

Southward view

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San Gabriel Boulevard Rubio Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.100000,-118.090000

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Carries San Gabriel Blvd over Rubio Wash
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 18.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Rubio Wash on San Gabriel Blvd in San Gabriel
History: Built 1914; rehabilitated 1925
Built: 1914

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Gabriel Blvd. over Rubio Wash

South east view

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San Gabriel Blvd. over Rubio Wash

North abutment

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San Gabriel Blvd. over Rubio Wash

Balustrade

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Huntington Drive San Gabriel River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.136667,-117.936667

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Carries Foothill Blvd / Huntington Drive over San Gabriel River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 682.1 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over San Gabriel River on Foothill Blvd / Huntington Drive in Irwindale
History: Built 1922, Widened 1930; rehabilitated 1947
Built: 1922

Location: Los Angeles County

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Foothill / Huntington Drive over the San Gabriel River

Westward view of north side from river bank

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Foothill / Huntington Drive over the San Gabriel River

Westward view of south side

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Foothill / Huntington Drive over the San Gabriel River (1938)

Aerial photo of the flooded San Gabriel with Foothill visible (CHS-41470)

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Foothill Over the San Gabriel - 1928

Huntington Drive did go this far east in 1928 and Foothill did not stop at Mountain as it does now. At some point Foothill between Mountain and the San Gabriel River was vacated at some point.

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1928

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Aerial Photo Looking South of the PE Glendora Branch & Foothill Blvd.

Photo taken by Spence Air Plane Photos (Los Angeles)

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Aerial Photo Looking North of the PE Glendora Branch & Foothill Blvd

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Floods of 1916 Damage Many Bridges

This excerpt from a larger piece on the flood damage from floods in 1916. This portion lists the specific bridges damaged.

Los Angeles Time - 1916

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Storm Torn Roadways Being Repaired Throughout South

Los Angeles Times - 1916

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Reliable Reports on Condition of the Roads - 1914

Following very significant flooding in March of 1914 the Los Angeles Times reported on the condition of roads and bridges. Here it is reported that "The El Monte bridge is out on the valley road and there but one way to get out to Pomona, Riverside Drive, and San Bernardino. That is over the Foothill blvd.

Los Angeles Time - 1914

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Soto Street Valley Boulevard Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.064444,-118.197222

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Carries Soto Street over Valley Boulevard
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 208.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Valley Blvd/Sptco on Soto Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soto Street over Valley Blvd.

South west view from Valley Blvd.

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Soto Street over Valley Blvd.

Eastward view from Valley of the north abutment and lamps

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Soto Street over Valley Blvd.

Circa 1930 (CHS-44005)

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Soto Street Viaduct

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Soto Street Mission Road Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.077778,-118.193333

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Carries Soto Street over Mission Road/Huntington Drive
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Main spans: Two pony/through plate girder
Total Length: 491.2 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Plate girder bridge over Mission Road/Huntington Drive on Soto Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soto Street over Huntington Drive

Eastward view from Huntington Drive South

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Soto Street over Huntington Drive

Southward view from Huntington Drive North

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Soto Street ove Huntington Drive

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Soto Street over Huntington Drive

Northeastern view during work (EXM-P-1275-02806-2074-ILSA)

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Soto Street over Huntington Drive

Northern view for hill top. (CHS-42138)

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East Washington Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.017500,-118.222778

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Carries Washington Blvd. over Los Angeles River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 312.0 Feet
Span Length: 62.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Los Angeles River on Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Washington Blvd. over the Los Angeles River

Westward view from sidewalk of the deck

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Washington Blvd. over the Los Angeles River

Detail of east abutment

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Construction Plans

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City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

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Opening Day - 1931

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UCLA Library

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Aerial View Looking towards DTLA

Washington Blvd. Bridge is the non-railroad bridge closest to the bottom of the photo

Library of Congress - HAER CA-271-35

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Los Angeles River near Vernon

The Los Angeles River is in blue and Washington Blvd. is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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East Washington Blvd Bridge

Detail

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Clara Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.963333,-118.170000

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Carries Clara Street over Los Angeles River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 476.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Los Angeles River on Clara Street in Cudahy
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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Clara Street over the Los Angeles

Southward view from bank

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Map of the Bell Area including the Clara Street Bridge

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1925

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Culver Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.975000,-118.433333

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Carries Culver Blvd over Ballona Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 372.1 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Ballona Creek on Culver Blvd
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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Culver Blvd. over Ballona Creek

Southward view of the east side from the bank

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Culver Blvd. over Ballona Creek

Southward view of the west side from the bank

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La Ballona - 1934

Culver Blvd. is in red and Lincoln is in green. Ballona Creek is in blue and LMU and Venice HS are marked in yellow.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1934

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Pacific Coast Highway Ballona Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.975231,-118.432397

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Carries Lincoln Blvd. (State Route 1) over Ballona Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Haunched Steel stringer
Total Length: 335.0 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Haunched Steel stringer bridge over Ballona Creek on Lincoln Blvd. (State Route 1) in Los Angeles
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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Lincoln Blvd over Ballona Creek

Southward view of the east side from the bank

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Lincoln Blvd over Ballona Creek

Southward view of the west side from the bank

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Lincoln Blvd over Ballona Creek

Balustrade on the east side from north abutment

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Topograhical Map of La Ballona in 1934

Lincoln Blvd. is directly in the center of the map.

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1934

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UP - Valley Boulevard Overpass

Status: Abandoned

Location: 34.064444,-118.196944

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Carries Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad over Valley Boulevard & BNSF Spur
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 213.9 Feet
Span Length: 63.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Valley Boulevard & BNSF Spur on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad in Los Angeles
History: Built 1906
Built: 1906

Location: Los Angeles County

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SPRR Bridge over Valley Blvd. next to Soto Street

South east view from hillside

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Photo taken by Alan K Weeks in 1951; Scanned by Metro Transportation Library and Archive

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Pacific Coast Highway Overpass

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 33.975864,-118.433025

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Carries Culver Blvd over Lincoln Blvd. (Pacific Coast Highway / State Route 1 (CA 1)
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Steel deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate deck girder Bridge over Lincoln Blvd. (Pacific Coast Highway / State Route 1 (CA 1) on Culver Blvd in Los Angeles
History:
Built: 1933

Location: Los Angeles County

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Culver Blvd. over Lincoln Blvd.

Southward View of the north side from Lincoln shoulder

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Culver Blvd. over Lincoln Blvd.

Eastward view of south side from Lincoln

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Culver Blvd. over Lincoln Blvd.

East abutment next to abutment for old Pacific Electric trolley bridge

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La Ballona - 1934

Culver Blvd. is in red and Lincoln Blvd. is in green. Ballona Creek is in blue and LMU and Venice HS are marked in yellow

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1934

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LACM - Arroyo Seco Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.110632,-118.183815

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Carries MTA Goldline (Light Rail) over Arroyo Seco
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Arroyo Seco on MTA Goldline (Light Rail)
History: A wooden bridge was built in 1885, replaced by this steel one in 1896, upgraded by the MTA in 1992
Built: 1896

Location: Los Angeles County

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Goldline over Arroyo Seco

Eastward view

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Goldline over Arroyo Seco

Southward view

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Goldline over Arroyo Seco

Detail of base

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Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley RR Construction 1885

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley RR 1887

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

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Goldline (ATSF) over the Arroyo Seco

An undated photo of both the trolley (York Stret) bridge and (behind) the ATSF Bridge over the Arroyo (00028263)

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Goldline (ATSF) over the Arroyo Seco - 1940

Photograph (engineering notebook photoprint) of Arroyo Seco from Avenue 60 bridge, view looking north, Los Angeles County. State Route 205. Road under construction. A man is walking south on the new road area. Also visible are: trees, railroad trestle, utility poles and lines, hill (right). No legible signs.

USC Digital Library

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The Arroyo Seco between Garvanza and South Pasadena

The Arroyo Seco is in blue and the Goldline / ATSF / Salt Lake RR is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Maps - 1928

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Photo taken by Dreamyshade

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LACM - Arroyo Seco Bridge

1949 view

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Old Road Santa Clara River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.426133,-118.586431

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Carries The Old Road over Santa Clara River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 412.1 Feet
Span Length: 82.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Santa Clara River on The Old Road in Santa Clarita
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Los Angeles County

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Old Road over the Santa Clara River

North east view from bluff

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Old Road over the Santa Clara River

North view from south abutment

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The Ridge Route (Old Road) in 1928

This picture was taken after the famous St. Francis Dam disaster which sent a wall of water down the Santa Clara river valley.

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Old Road Castaic Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.450000,-118.613333

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Carries The Old Road over Castaic Creek
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 247.1 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete bridge over Castaic Creek on The Old Road
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Los Angeles County

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Old Road over Castaic Creek

Northward view from south abutment of balustrate

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Old Road over Castaic Creek

North east view from creek bed.

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Old Road over Castaic Creek

North west view of deck

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Soledad Canyon Road Santa Clara River Bridge (Mill Canyon)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.438333,-118.245000

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Carries Soledad Cyn Road over Santa Clara River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 506.9 Feet
Span Length: 145.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Santa Clara River on Soledad Cyn Road
History: Built 1952
Built: 1952

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soledad Canyon Road over the Santa Clara River

Southwest view from river bank

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Soledad Canyon Road over the Santa Clara River

west abutment

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Agua Dulce Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.455000,-118.331667

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Carries Agua Dulce Canyon Road over Agua Dulce Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 75.1 Feet
Span Length: 67.9 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Agua Dulce Creek on Agua Dulce Canyon Road
History: Built 1954
Built: 1954

Location: Los Angeles County

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Agua Dulce Canyon Road

Northward view from creek bed

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Agua dulce cyn rd abutment

North west view of north abutment

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Gaffey Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.745000,-118.291667

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Carries Gaffey Street Oc over West Oliver Street
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 208.0 Feet
Span Length: 68.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over West Oliver Street on Gaffey Street Oc in Los Angeles
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Los Angeles County

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Gaffey Street over West Oliver Street

Westward view

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Looking East from Oliver

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293001

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Detail

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293002

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Looking East

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293003

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Detail

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Detail

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Detail

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Detail

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Detail

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Gaffey Street Bridge

Looking NW down Gaffey

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Gaffey Street Bridge

SW end of bridge

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Gaffey Street Bridge

SE end of bridge

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Gaffey Street Bridge

NE end of bridge

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West Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic
The bridge is intended to be demolished once sufficient funding is found due to concerns about seismic sufficiency. This project proposes to replace the existing bridge with a two-span, boxgirder bridge on spread foundation. Construction of new superstructure should allow more vertical clearance and meet the current vertical curve design speed. Replacement of the railing with architectural barriers and construction of new approach guard rails will need to meet State Historic Preservation Office requirements.

Location: 34.046602,-118.334430

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Carries West Blvd over Venice Blvd
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete deck bridge with minor closed spandrel arch element
Total Length: 127.0 Feet
Span Length: 68.9 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Venice Blvd on West Blvd in Los Angeles
History: Built 1933
Built: 1933

Location: Los Angeles County

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West Blvd. over Venice Blvd.

Eastward view from Venice

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115438

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West Blvd. over Venice Blvd.

Southward view from north abutment

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115439

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West Blvd. over Venice Blvd.

Lamp

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190503

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West Blvd Viaduct over Venice Blvd.

Photo taken by Art. Streib via USC Digital Library

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Aerial view of Lafayette Square

West Blvd.Bridge is visible to the far left.

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Firestone Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.926667,-118.108333

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Carries Firestone Blvd over San Gabriel River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 334.0 Feet
Span Length: 59.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over San Gabriel River on Firestone Blvd in Downey
History: First bridge built before 1904, This birdge built 1934; rehabilitated 1950
Built: 1934

Location: Los Angeles County

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Firestone Blvd. over the San Gabriel River

Southward view from river bed.

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117776

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Firestone Blvd. over the San Gabriel River

Southward view of center span from river bed.

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117777

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Firestone Blvd. over the San Gabriel River

Westward view of north side from embankment

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145826

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Firestone and a Pelican

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Norwalk Downey Road Bridge - 1927

Firestone crosses just north of the UPRR bridge but in 1927 if you wanted to get from Norwalk to Downey, there was not "Firestone" Blvd., you took Norkwalk-Downey Road (aka Washburn Crossing Road). Norwalk Downey Road still exists in exactly the same alignment as seen in this photo but without the street bridge. The abutments are still there and there is even a bridge, but a natural gas pipeline bridge.

Photo taken by Spence Air Plane Photos (Los Angeles)

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Norwalk Downey Road Bridge - 1927

The bridge linking Downey and Norwalk is seen just below the UPRR Bridge. Norwalk Road stops at the River and connects to Washburn Crossing Road which connects to Norwalk Downey Road. All of the streets are still present in this alinement. However Norwalk Road is now Firestone Blvd. and crosses the San Gabriel River in a straight line.

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1925

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Hoboes Must Build Roads

This story tells how homeless men ("hoboes") were forced to build county roads. The men (arrested for being "without visible means of support", i.e. vagrancy) spent months breaking rocks in jail and where then required to lay the rocks and pour asphalt over them. This was radical new technique of road building in 1904 (although requiring the homeless to work for the county for free was not). The Los Angeles Time offers the "Downey-Norwalk Road" as an example of how well these new roads can be. Since Downey and Norwalk are on opposite sides of the San Gabriel River, the existence of an asphalt road linking them strongly suggest the existence of a bridge.

Los Angeles Time - 1904

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Norwalk Downey Road Bridge - Current

Just behind this UPRR Bridge is a suspended gas pipline where the old Norwalk-Downey Road Bridge was located.

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

232810

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Land Donated for Boulevard - 1932

This story tells of the extension of Firestone Blvd. which includes two bridges, one over the Los Angeles River and the other over the San Gabriel.

Los Angeles Time - 1932

232834

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Reliable Reports on Condition of the Roads - 1914

Following very significant flooding in March of 1914 the Los Angeles Times reported on the condition of roads and bridges. Here it is reported that "There is a bridge out between Downey and Norwalk..."

Los Angeles Time - 1914

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Beverly Boulevard Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.061667,-118.259722

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Carries Beverly-First Street over Glendale Blvd.
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 562.0 Feet
Span Length: 203.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Glendale Blvd. on Beverly-First Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1942
Built: 1922

Location: Los Angeles County

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Beverly Blvd - 1st Street Viaduct

Eastward view for east base

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Beverly Blvd - 1st Street Viaduct

Westward view from east base

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190220

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Beverly Over Glendale in 1928

Glendale Blvd. is in red and Beverly Blvd. is in green with West Lake and Echo Park Lake outlined in blue.

Los Angeles County Topological Map - 1928

190830

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North Eastward View - 1942

Photo 00072005

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190831

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Westward View - 1942

Photo 00072005

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UP - Whittier Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.005000,-118.063333

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Carries UPRR over Whittier Blvd
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 136.2 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Whittier Blvd on UPRR in Pico Rivera
History: Built 1964
Built: 1964

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR Bridge over Beverly Blvd.

Eastward view from street

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115490

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UPRR Bridge over Beverly Blvd.

Eastward view from Beverly

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Sierra Highway Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.333056,-118.505556

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Carries Sierra Hwy over Metrolink & Up Rr
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 159.1 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Metrolink & Up Rr on Sierra Hwy in Los Angeles
History: Built 1911; rehabilitated 1934
Built: 1911

Location: Los Angeles County

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Sierra Highway over UPRR

Southwest view from roadside

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115811

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Sierra Highway over UPRR

Northeastward view for the Old Road

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Sierra Highway over UPRR

Circa 1935 (CHS-32534)northwestern view of side.

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Sierra Highway over UPRR

Circa 1935 (CHS-32536) northeastern view of deck

USC Digital Library

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Newhall Grade Overpass

1940s view

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Oaklawn Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 34.120555,-118.151070

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Carries Oaklawn Ave. over Metro Rail (frmr ATSF)
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete closed spandrel arch bridge over Metro Rail (frmr ATSF) on Oaklawn Ave. in South Pasadena
History: Built 1910 (NRHP says 1906)
Built: 1910

Location: Los Angeles County

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Oaklawn Ave. over the Goldline

Southeastern view from north abutment

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Oaklawn Ave. over the Goldline

North abutment

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115814

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Oaklawn Ave. over the Goldline

Northward view from top of bridge

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190468

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South Pasadena - 1928

The Goldline / ATSF / Salt Lake RR is in red and Oak Lawn is in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Oaklawn Avenue Overpass

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Oak Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to Pedestrians Only

Location: 34.143516,-117.967789

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Carries Oak Avenue over Bike Trail / former Pacific Electric ROW
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Pedestrian Path on Bradbourne Ave in Bradbury
History: Originally crossed Pacific Electric Railway, now a pedestrian path.
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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Bradbourne Ave over Pedestrian Path

Northwestern view from path

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115823

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Bradbourne Ave over Pedestrian Path

Northward view of Balustrade from south abutment

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190475

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Duarte Area near the San Gabriel River - 1925

The Pacific Electric tracks are in red and Royal Oaks is in blue. Bradbourne is in green.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1925

190474

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Bradbourne Bridge over the PE Tracks Flooded in 1924

The bridge is visible in right center in the distance.

USC Digital Library CHS-35744

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Park Row Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.076209,-118.230895

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Carries Park Row over Pasadena Freeway (CA 110)
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 191.0 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Arch bridge over Pasadena Freeway (CA 110) on Park Row in Los Angeles
History: Built 1942
Built: 1942

Location: Los Angeles County

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Park Row over the Pasadena Freeway (CA 110)

Northwest view

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115825

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Park Row over the Pasadena Freeway (CA 110)

westward view

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115826

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Park Row over the Pasadena Freeway (CA 110)

Westward view from a distance

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463414

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Park Row Overpass

painted Dodger Blue

Photo taken by David Crane

489787

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Park Row Bridge

looking northeast

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Arroyo Seco Parkway Viaduct

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.079789,-118.226563

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Carries Arroyo Seco Parkway (CA 110) over Los Angeles River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Haunched deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Pasadena Freeway (formerly Figuroa Street) in Los Angeles
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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Pasadena Freeway (CA 110) over the Los Angeles River

Westward view from San Fernando Road

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115828

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Pasadena Freeway (CA 110) over the Los Angeles River

Northwestern view from hill top.

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116341

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Pasadena Freeway (CA 110) over the Los Angeles River

Northwestward view of the center spans over the LAR and railroads

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Pasadena Freeway (CA 110) over the Los Angeles River (1947)

A view from the channel bottom at the end of construction. (0028520)

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Pasadena Freeway (CA 110) over the Los Angeles River (1943)

A view from Elysian Park during stalled construction because of war needs. (00075979)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Pasadena Freeway (CA 110) over the Los Angeles River (1943)

A view during a storm (000056795)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Figuroa Street (CA 110) Just After Completion

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography vis USC Digital Library

192427

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Northward View from Elysian Park

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

448524

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Arroyo Seco Parkway Viaduct

USC collection

448581

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Figueroa Street Viaduct

California Highway and Public Works

448582

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Figueroa Street Viaduct

California Highway and Public Works

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Figueroa Street Viaduct

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San Gabriel River Parkway Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.013333,-118.061667

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Carries San Gabriel Riv Pk over San Gabriel River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 425.9 Feet
Span Length: 77.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over San Gabriel River on San Gabriel Riv Pk in Pico Rivera
History: Built 1954
Built: 1954

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Gabriel River Parkway over the San Gabriel River

Eastward view of north side.

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115952

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San Gabriel River Parkway over the San Gabriel River

Eastward view of south side.

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PE - El Prado Bridge

Status: Restored 2012, reopened to pedestrians

Location: 33.837656,-118.311652

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Carries former Pacific Electric RR right-of-way over Torrance Blvd
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam with cosmetic archwork
Total Length: 153.9 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Torrance Blvd on former Southern Pacific RR (nee-Pacific Electric) in Torrance
History: Built 1913, refurbished/restored 2012
Built: 1913

Location: Los Angeles County

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SPRR over Torrance Blvd.

Northeast view from embankment

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115954

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SPRR over Torrance Blvd.

Detail of arch

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163489

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View from NW Side Torrance Blvd.

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in April 2010

163490

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View Under Bridge

This shows why the bridge is a stringer and not an arch.

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in April 2010

163491

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View From NE Side Torrance Blvd.

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in April 2010

163492

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Bridge Deck

The gates are locked.

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in April 2010

163493

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Bridge Plaque

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in April 2010

163494

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Bridge From SW side of Torrance Blvd.

Photo taken by Ed Hollowell in April 2010

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PE - Torrance Boulevard Overpass

Seen after 2012 restoration

Steve McCrank, DailyBreeze.com

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UP - San Gabriel River Bridge

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.004000,-118.070000

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Carries UPRR over San Gabriel River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over San Gabriel River on UPRR in Whittier
History: Built 1901;
Built: 1901

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR over the San Gabriel River

Eastward view from deck

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115956

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UPRR over the San Gabriel River

Northwestward view from river bank.

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232333

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Looking over the Pacific Electric, Santa Fe, and Whittier Bridges

Photo taken by Spence Air Plane Photos (Los Angeles)

232334

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Los Angeles County Topographical Map

This is a detail from the 1925 Los Angeles County Topographical Map showing the San Gabriel River near Whittier / Los Nietos. Whittier Blvd Bridge is at the top and the ATSF & PE bridges are toward the bottom

Los Angeles County Topographical Map - 1925

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Aerial View of Whittier Blvd and Railroad Bridges - 1927

This is the opposite view of the other aerial 1927 photograph

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Mulholland Drive Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.123333,-118.341667

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Carries Mulholland Drive over Hollywood Freeway (US 101)
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 282.2 Feet
Span Length: 79.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Hollywood Freeway (US 101) on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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Mulholland Drive over the Hollywood Freeway

Northwestward view from east abutment

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116326

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Mulholland Drive over the Hollywood Freeway

Westward view of deck and lamps

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133119

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Mulholland Drive over the Hollywood Freeway - 1948

Southward view (LAPL 00011488)

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Post Card of the Mulholland Drive Bridge

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Pilgrimage Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.115000,-118.335000

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Carries Pilgrimage Bridge over Hollywood Freeway (US 101)
Design: beam
Design Details: Beam
Total Length: 212.0 Feet
Span Length: 105.0 Feet

Overview: Beam bridge over Hollywood Freeway (US 101) on Pilgrimage Bridge in Los Angeles
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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Vine Street (Pilgrimage Bridge) over the Hollywood Freeway

Westward view of deck and balustrade

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116328

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Vine Street (Pilgrimage Bridge) over the Hollywood Freeway

Eastward view from Cahuenga Blvd.

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130631

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Pilgrimage Bridge during construction of Hollywood Freeway

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Vine Street (Pilgrimage Bridge) over the Hollywood Freeway

A view from 1953 northward (LAPL 00041089)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Vine Street (Pilgrimage Bridge) over the Hollywood Freeway

Aerial view looking northward (LAPL 00008357)

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Los Angeles River Footbridge

Status: Open to Pedistrians

Location: 34.142299,-118.387422

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Carries Colfax POC over Los Angeles River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Steel Warren through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss pedestrian Bridge over Los Angeles River near Colfax Blvd
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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POC over the Los Angeles River next to Colfax

Southwest view from footpath

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116330

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POC over the Los Angeles River next to Colfax

Southward view from footpath

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in June 2008

116331

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Los Angeles River south of Colfax

Southeastward view of Los Angeles River

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in June 2008

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Colfax Pedestrian Bridge

by Akiko Crawford

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Avenue 19 Arroyo Seco Bridge

Status: Two lanes open to traffic (two closed)

Location: 34.079722,-118.225833

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Carries Ave 19 over Arroyo Seco Channel
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 238.9 Feet
Span Length: 77.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Arroyo Seco Channel on Ave 19 in Los Angeles
History: Built 1956
Built: 1956, 2008

Location: Los Angeles County

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Avenue 19 over the Arroyo Seco

Northwestward view from east abutment

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Avenue 19 over the Arroyo Seco

Southward view from San Fernando Road

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190817

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Northward View of the Arroyo Seco

The railroad bridge in foreground will become Ave. 19 someday.

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography vis USC Digital Library

210717

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco

A "birds-eye-view" of Los Angeles from 1894 shows five bridges at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. The predecessor of the Ave. 19 bridge is visible in the upper center of the picture.

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The View from the Riverside Drive Bridge

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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Avenue19 Looking South from the Invert

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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LACM - Avenue 19 Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.076840,-118.224317

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Carries Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority over Avenue 19
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 99.1 Feet
Span Length: 91.9 Feet

Overview: Pony plate girder bridge over Avenue 19 on Goldline in Los Angeles
History: Built in 1930, purchased by the MTA in 1990
Built: 1930

Location: Los Angeles County

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Goldline (ATSF) over Avenue 19

Northwestward view from Ave. 19

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Goldline (ATSF) over Avenue 19

View of north abutment

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116337

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Goldline (ATSF) over Avenue 19

Southeastern view of the north abutment

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192425

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View from Elysian Park - Northward

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

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LACM - San Fernando Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.078315,-118.223619

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Carries Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority over San Fernando Road
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 106.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over San Fernando Road on Goldline in Los Angeles
History: Built 1930, purchased by MTA in 1990
Built: 1930

Location: Los Angeles County

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Goldline (ATSF) over San Fernando Road

Northwest abutment

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Goldline (ATSF) over San Fernando Road

Year of construction on north abutment

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Goldline (ATSF) over San Fernando Road

Southwest abutment

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Confluence of the Los Angeles River & Arroyo Seco - 1928

The Los Angeles River and Arroyo Seco are in blue while the Goldline (ATSF) rail line is in orange. San Fernando road is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map

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Valyermo Road Big Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.436667,-117.836667

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Carries Valyermo Road over Big Rock Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 161.1 Feet
Span Length: 53.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Big Rock Creek on Valyermo Road
History: Built 1927; rehabilitated 1960
Built: 1927

Location: Los Angeles County

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Valyermo Road over Big Rock Creek

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Valyermo Road over Big Rock Creek

Westward view of deck

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Valyermo Road over Big Rock Creek

Westward view of south side.

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UP - Santa Fe Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.828333,-118.216667

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Carries Up Rr over Santa Fe Ave
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 158.1 Feet
Span Length: 79.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Santa Fe Ave on Up Rr in Carson
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR Bridge over Santa Fe Ave.

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UPRR Bridge over Santa Fe Ave.

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UPRR Bridge over Santa Fe Ave.

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UP - Orange Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.850000,-118.176667

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Carries U P R R over Orange Ave Up
Design: girder
Design Details: Girder
Total Length: 87.9 Feet
Span Length: 81.0 Feet

Overview: Girder bridge over Orange Ave Up on U P R R in Long Beach
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR Bridge over Orange Ave.

West Abutment

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UPRR Bridge over Orange Ave.

Westward view of deck

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UP - Del Amo Boulevard Overpass

Status:

Location: 33.845000,-118.186667

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Carries UPRR over Del Amo Blvd Up
Design: girder
Design Details: Girder
Total Length: 138.1 Feet
Span Length: 65.9 Feet

Overview: Girder bridge over Del Amo Blvd Up on UPRR in Long Beach
History: Built 1950
Built: 1950

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR Bridge over Del Amo Blvd.

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UPRR Bridge over Del Amo Blvd.

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Atlantic Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.883333,-118.188333

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Carries Atlantic Avenue over Los Angeles River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 868.2 Feet
Span Length: 64.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Los Angeles River on Atlantic Avenue in Compton
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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Atlantic Avenue over the Los Angeles River in Compton

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Atlantic Avenue over the Los Angeles River in Compton

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Atlantic Avenue over the Los Angeles River in Compton (1937)

Atlantic Ave. just after completion (AAA-NG-4287)

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Southward View from the West Embankment Top

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UP - Whittier Boulevard Overpass #2

Status:

Location: 33.994896,-118.071538

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Carries UPRR over Whittier Blvd.
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Whittier Blvd. on UPRR in Pico Rivera
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR over Whittier Blvd in Pico Rivera

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UPRR over Whittier Blvd in Pico Rivera

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UP - Los Angeles River Bridge (South Gate)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 33.941140,-118.174363

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Carries UPRR over Los Angeles River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren Through truss bridge over Los Angeles River on UPRR in South Gate
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR over the Los Angeles River in South Gate

Northward view from river bed

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UPRR over the Los Angeles River in South Gate

Northward view of the western abutment from the embankment

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Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1925

The bridge is clearly visible. The Los Angeles River (and Rio Hondo) are also visible but are clearly not channelized and without levies.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1925

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Photo taken in January 2014

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Photo taken in January 2014

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Photo taken in January 2014

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Temple Street Overpass (Figuora Street)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.059444,-118.248889

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Carries Temple Street over Figueroa Street
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Figueroa Street on Temple Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1940
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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Temple Street over Figuora Street

Northward view from Figurora

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Temple Street over Figuora Street

North-eastward view from Figuroa

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Temple Street over Figuora Street

Eastward view from Temple.

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Temple Street Overpass (Silver Lake)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.076389,-118.283611

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Carries Temple Street over Silver Lake Blvd
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 106.0 Feet
Span Length: 103.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Silver Lake Blvd on Temple Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Los Angeles County

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Temple Street over Silver Lake Blvd.

Eastward view from Silver Lake Blvd.

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Temple Street over Silver Lake Blvd.

Lamps & pylon on west abutment

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Temple Street over Silver Lake Blvd.

Underneath

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Temple Street over Silver Lake Blvd.

circa 1934 (CHS-42165)

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First Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.057778,-118.251667

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Carries First Street over Figueroa Street
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 146.0 Feet
Span Length: 92.9 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Figueroa Street on First Street in Los Angeles
History: Built 1940; rehabilitated 1971
Built: 1940

Location: Los Angeles County

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First Street over Figuroa

Southward view of side

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First Street over Figuroa

Southeast view from Figuroa

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First Street over Figuroa

Southward view of side

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First Street over Figuroa

Eastward view

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Puente Largo Bridge

Status: Open to Pedestrians & Bicyclists & Equestrians

Location: 34.142000,-117.938300

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Carries Bicycle & Pedestrian Path over San Gabriel River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: 14 57' Closed-spandrel arches (Originally 18) 4 57' Deck plate girders
Total Length: 1040.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over San Gabriel River on Bicycle & Pedestrian Path in Duarte
History: Build 1907; 4 spans destoryed by the Great Flood of 1938; Rebabilitated 1987
Built: 1907

Location: Los Angeles County

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Punta Larga over the San Gabriel River

South eastern view from Encanto Parkway

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Punta Larga over the San Gabriel River

Southward view from river bed

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Punta Larga over the San Gabriel River

Southwest view from bicycle trail

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Punta Larga over the San Gabriel River (1938)

Both Foothill and Punta Large can be seen above the train tracks (where the curent I-210 is) over the flood swollen San Gabriel River. (CHS-41470).

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Punta Large over the San Gabriel River - 1928

Punta Large is the upper most bridge marked "Pacific Electric".

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Aerial Photo Looking South of the PE Glendora Branch & Foothill Blvd.

Punta Larga is in the foreground and Foothill is near the top center

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Aerial Photo Looking South of the PE Glendora Branch & Foothill Blvd

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Puente Largo Bridge

The Los Angeles Times: July 21 1907

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Puente Largo Bridge

The Los Angeles Times: July 21 1907

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Puente Largo Bridge

The Los Angeles Times: July 21 1907

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Cesar Chavez Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.053200,-118.223200

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Carries Cesar Chavez Ave. over San Bernadino Freeway (Interstate 10) / Arroyo De Los Posos
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 206.0 Feet
Span Length: 67.9 Feet

Overview: Bridge over San Bernadino Freeway (Interstate 10) on Cesar Chavez Ave. in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles,
History:
Built: 1906

Location: Los Angeles County

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Cesar Chavez Ave. Bridge over the San Bernadino Freeway (I-10)

South-eastern view from Mission Road

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Cesar Chavez Ave. Bridge over the San Bernadino Freeway (I-10)

West side of bridge from Pleasant Ave.

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Cesar Chavez Ave. Bridge over the San Bernadino Freeway (I-10)

East side from Chavez Ave north abutment.

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Macy Street Bridges

Aeriel view of Macy Street Bridges & Aliso. The San Bernadino Fwy replaced the train tracks under Macy and connects to the 101 (Aliso) (CHS-41615)

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Macy Street Bridge circa 1933 Looking West

This was taken during construction of Ramona Blvd. in 1933. Ramona was mostly coverted into I-10 in the 1950's.

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Macy Street Bridge circa 1933 Looking West

These had originally been all railroad tracks but they were mostly bought up and converted into the predecessor of the San Bernadino Freeway.

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Plan & Elevation of Mission Street (& Macy)1920

The plan is actually for the railroad under Mission (which was constructed and still in use to this day) but it incidentally shows Macy Street bridge over the railroad tracks.

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Overview of DTLA Bridges 1920

Macy Street Bridge over the Railroad tracks is barely visible at the far right hand side where Macy Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River and the railroad at Aliso Streetmeet.

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The View form the Brooklyn Heights (circa 1880)

A westward view of Los Angeles from the Brooklyn Heights (City Terrace today). Both Aliso Street Bridge and the Macy Street Bridge (over the LA River) are visible. Also visible is the Arroyo de los Pozos on the right before this bridge was built or the Arroyo was converted into a railroad.

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Macy Street Bridge

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Circle Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.123333,-118.125000

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Carries Circle Drive over Virginia Road
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 115.2 Feet
Span Length: 33.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Virginia Road on Circle Drive in San Marino
History: Built 1910
Built: ~1904

Location: Los Angeles County

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Circle Drive over Virginia Road

A view north from Mill Road

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Circle Drive over Virginia Road

A view of the west abutment

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Circle Drive over Virginia Road

South-eastern view

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Map of Wells & Springs from 1904

At the lower left is Kewen Lake (now Lacey Park). Circle Drive is not visible nor is Virginia Road. Oak Grove, just above and to the left, rises north right out of the lake. Mesa Drive and Prospect crosses just where it does now. Virginia Road sits on the bottom of a gully and Circle Drive crosses that gully, neither of which can be seen. This map shows as do other earlier maps, that there is no gully in that location. Virginia Road sits not in a natural gully but a man-made cut, or at least a man expanded and deepened cut.

Map by W.C. Mendenhall via Michael Hart and LA Creek Freak

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1910 Sanford Insurance Company Map

Circle Drive is clearly marked as passing over Virginia Road just above Old Mill Road. All of the street now present are shown in this 1910 Map

Photo taken by David Kimbrough from the Pasadena Museum of History

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Campbell and Marsch Map of 1898

This 1898 map shows that while Oak Grove and Mesa Streets were already laid out, Virginia Road and Circle Drive are not. Nor is there a gully where Virginia Road might go.

Photo taken by David Kimbrough from the Pasadena Museum of History

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Del Mar Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.076667,-118.098333

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Carries Del Mar Avenue over Alhambra Wash
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 124.0 Feet
Span Length: 75.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Alhambra Wash on Del Mar Avenue in San Gabriel
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Los Angeles County

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Del Mar Ave. over Alhambra Wash

Northward view of the west balustrade

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Del Mar Ave. over Alhambra Wash

Nothereastern view of west side

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Del Mar Ave. over Alhambra Wash

Northwestern view of south abutment

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San Gabriel Boulevard Alhambra Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.061667,-118.090000

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Carries San Gabriel Blvd over Alhambra Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 95.1 Feet
Span Length: 87.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Alhambra Wash on San Gabriel Blvd in Rosemead
History: Built 1935; rehabilitated 1955
Built: 1935

Location: Los Angeles County

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San Gabriel Blvd. over Alhambra Wash

Southern View from atop the embankment

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San Gabriel Blvd. over Alhambra Wash

Southern view for Garvey Ave.

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Garvey Ave Alhambra Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.063333,-118.091667

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Carries Garvey Avenue over Alhambra Wash
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 50.9 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Alhambra Wash on Garvey Avenue in Rosemead
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Los Angeles County

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Garvey Ave over Alhambra Wash

Northward view from San Gabriel Blvd.

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Garvey Ave over Alhambra Wash

Eastward view of the south ballustrade

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Quarry Road Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 34.149424,-117.927418

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Carries Quarry Road over San Gabriel River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: The bridge consists of a single span in the middle of the San Gabriel River. There is no existing evidence of other spans or abutments on either side. There is no evidence of structural damage to any part of the existing span. The ends do not appear to have been torn away or even cut off. There does appear to be the remainents of a road on the east bank that lines up with the bridge but it is not clear how they might have been connected.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned steel tee beam bridge over San Gabriel River on a Quarry Road in Duarte
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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View from Above

The bridge can be seen right in the center of the San Gabriel River bed. The pink arrow shows what might have been a road that could have linked to the bridge.

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An Eastward View of the Deck

This shows the deck with railing at deck level looking east. Note that there is no evidence of damage to the end.

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Supports

West side posts and some of the base.

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Bottom of the Deck

A view of the bottom of the deck, the stringers, and the posts at the east end are just visible.

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Side View

A view from the north of bridge from the river bed.

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Broadway Rubio Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.098333,-118.088333

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Carries Broadway over Rubio Wash
Design: culvert
Design Details: Culvert
Total Length: 28.9 Feet
Span Length: 13.1 Feet

Overview: Culvert bridge over Rubio Wash on Broadway in San Gabriel
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Los Angeles County

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Broadway in San Gabriel over Rubio Wash

The south-east view of the north side from embankment.

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Broadway in San Gabriel over Rubio Wash

The north-east view of the south side from embankment with the new decorative balustrade.

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Rosemead Boulevard Eaton Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.097160,-118.073376

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Carries Rosemead Blvd. (State Route 19) over Eaton Wash
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete bridge over Eaton Wash on Rosemead Blvd. (State Route 19) in Rosemead
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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Rosemead Blvd. over Eaton Wash

Northwest view of east side

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Rosemead Blvd. over Eaton Wash

North view of the east side.

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Rosemead Blvd. over Eaton Wash

South view of the east side balustrade.

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UP - Rosemead Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.090500,-118.073400

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Rosemead Blvd.
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete beam bridge
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete beam Bridge over Rosemead Blvd. on Union Pacific Railroad in Rosemead
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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SPRR over Rosemead Blvd.

Eastward view of deck

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SPRR over Rosemead Blvd.

Northestward of the south side.

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SPRR over Rosemead Blvd.

Southeastward of the north side

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UP - Rubio Wash Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.095000,-118.087800

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Rubio Wash
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Rubio Wash on Union Pacific Railroad in San Gabriel
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Los Angeles County

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SPRR over Rubio Wash

Westward view of north side.

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SPRR over Rubio Wash

Eestward view of deck

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SPRR over Rubio Wash

Southeast view of north side

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Soledad Canyon Road Santa Clara River Bridge (Mill Canyon)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.438433,-118.248346

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Carries Soledad Canyon Road over Santa Clara River
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Santa Clara River on Soledad Canyon Road
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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Soledad Canyon Road over the Santa Clara River at Mill Canyon

Eastward view of west side from roadside

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Soledad Canyon Road over the Santa Clara River at Mill Canyon

Eastward view of east side from west abutment

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UP - Crown Valley Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.447400,-118.208700

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Carries UPRR over Crown Valley Road
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Crown Valley Road on UPRR in Acton
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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UPRR over Crown Valley Road

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Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.283600,-118.197000

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Carries Big Tujunga Canyon Road over Big Tujunga Creek
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Big Tujunga Creek on Big Tujunga Canyon Road
History:
Built:

Location: Los Angeles County

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Big Tujunga Canyon Road over Big Tujunga Creek

Eastward view of south side from roadside

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Big Tujunga Canyon Road over Big Tujunga Creek

Eastward view of north side from abutment

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Big Tujunga Canyon Road over Big Tujunga Creek

Bottom of north side from beneath the abutment

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Columbia Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.123333,-118.150000

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Carries Columbia Street over Goldline
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 80.1 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Goldline on Columbia Street in South Pasadena
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Los Angeles County

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Columbia Street over Goldline

Southside

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Columbia Street over Goldline

Northside

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131153

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Columbia Street over Goldline

Deck and Balustrade

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190467

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South End of Pasadena and South Pasadena

The Goldline / ATSF / Salt Lake RR is in red and Columbia is in blue.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1928

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Hollywood Freeway Bridge

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.053100,-118.228800

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Carries US 101 - Hollywood Freeway over Los Angeles River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Open-spandrel arch over Los Angeles River on US 101
History: First iron bridge in Los Angeles built 1881, rebuilt as concrete in 1943, Expanded to freeway
Built: 1881

Location: Los Angeles County

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130607

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Hollwyood Freeway (US 101) over the Los Angeles River

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130608

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Aliso Street Bridge under Construction

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

130609

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Aliso Street Bridge Drawing

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

130653

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The Old Aliso Bridge

Looking south from the Macy Street Bridge circa 1920 (AAA EN 40 57)

USC Digital Library

130654

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Aerial View of the Macy Steet Bridges and Aliso Street Bridge

CHS-41615

USC Digital Library

131224

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Aliso Steet over the Los Angeles River (1887)

An aerial photo looking east with a view of four bridges, North Main, Macy, Aliso, and Seventh Street. (00031387)

Los Angeles Public Library

133796

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Aliso Street Bridge before Expansion

Photograph (engineering notebook photoprint) of site of Aliso Street viaduct prior to construction of new bridge, looking west from point 100 feet east of Ramona Boulevard, Los Angeles. Also visible are: automobiles, other vehicles, buildings (mostly dwellings, some commercial, some industrial), very large storage tank (100s of feet high), lawns, retaining walls, utility poles and lines, a few trees, scrub brush in foreground. Legible signs include: ..."Lowest tire prices! E-Z terms"..., ..."Batteries, wheels, oil, retouching"..., ..."Truck tire bargains", "California U.S. 99", "California U.S. 60", "California U.S. 70", "Stop", "Texaco", "Quaker State motor oil", "Publix gasoline", "7-up"....(AAA-EN-48)

USC Digital Library

190516

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A Line of City Cars Crossing Eastward

Photo taken by Horizontal Photography via USC Digital Library

188565

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Plan and Elevation for Proposed Aliso Street Bridge

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

189638

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Overview of DTLA Bridges in 1920

California Railroad Commission - Engineering Department

189639

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Aerial View Looking Northward

1st Street Bridge is visible at the bottom of the photograph and the Hollywood Freeway / US 101 (Aliso Street) Bridge is visible in the center, just south of Chavez (Macy).

Library of Congress - HAER CA=271-24

192638

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Hollywood Freeway from Chavez (Macy) Bridge

(the bottom detail in on the Chavez Bridge itself.

by Akiko Crawford

210719

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The Confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco

A "birds-eye-view" of Los Angeles from 1894 shows five bridges at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. The predecessor of the Aliso Street bridge is visible in the lower center of the picture, second from the bottom.

210724

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The View form the Brooklyn Heights (circa 1880)

A westward view of Los Angeles from the Brooklyn Heights (City Terrace today). Both Aliso Street Bridge and the Macy Street Bridge are visible. Also visible is the Arroyo de los Pozos on the right

403173

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Aliso Bridge in County Map 1975

A map of the subdivision of Boyle Heights in 1975 showing the Aliso Street Bridge at upper left corner.

J. W. Gillette Los Angeles County Recorder

403176

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Aliso Bridge in County Map 1975

A map of the subdivision of Boyle Heights in 1975 showing the Aliso Street Bridge at upper left corner.

J. W. Gillette Los Angeles County Recorder

403187

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Aliso Street Bridge - 1876

This is from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works showing the Brooklyn Tract and how relates to Los Angeles via the Aliso Street Bridge (and Macy Street Bridge).

H.J. Stevenson

463415

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Hollywood Freeway Bridge

Aliso Street Bridge looking east in 1944

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Garvey Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.060000,-118.145000

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Carries Garvey Avenue over Fremont Ave
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 96.1 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Fremont Ave on Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Los Angeles County

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130637

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Garvey Avenue over Freemont Avenue

Northward view from Monterey Pass Road

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130638

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Garvey Avenue over Freemont Avenue

Southward view from Freemont Ave.

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Garvey Avenue Rio Hondo Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.063333,-118.068333

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Carries Garvey Avenue over Rio Hondo
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 654.9 Feet
Span Length: 66.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Rio Hondo on Garvey Avenue in Rosemead
History: Built 1936, Rebuilt 2008
Built: 1936

Location: Los Angeles County

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130639

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Garvey over the Rio Hondo (1967)

Los Angeles Public Library Collection

131154

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Garvey Avenue over the Rio Hondo

Northwest view from embankment

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131155

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Garvey Avenue over the Rio Hondo

Southward view from channel bottom

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232570

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Garvey Road over the Rio Hondo

Garvey is the large road at the bottom

Photo taken by Spence Air Plane Photos (Los Angeles)

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Avenue 52 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.101667,-118.195000

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Carries Avenue 52 over Pasadena Freeway (Cal 110)
Design: other
Design Details:
Total Length: 113.9 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Pasadena Freeway (Cal 110) on Avenue 52 in Los Angeles
History: Wooden Bridge ~ 1920 Contrete Bridge Built 1939
Built: 1920, 1939

Location: Los Angeles County

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Avenue 52 over the Arroyo Seco

Just after construction 1937 (CHS-42227)

USC Digital Library

130648

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Old Avenue 52 over the Arroyo Seco

Wooden Bridge (CHS-42226)

USC Digital Library

130915

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Ave 52 washed out in 1938

CHS-44245

USC Digital Archives

131148

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Avenue 52 over the Arroyo Seco

Eastward view from mid point of bridge and balustrade over the Arroyo Seco.

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131149

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Avenue 52 over the Arroyo Seco & Pasadena Freeway

Westward view from off-ramp of the bridge and balustrade over the Pasadena Freeway

David Kimbrough

131150

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Avenue 52 over the Arroyo Seco & Pasadena Freeway

Lamp Post and wall.

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190466

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Arroyo Seco in Highland Park

The Arroyo Seco is in blue and Ave. 52 is in red.

Los Angeles County Topographic Map - 1925

331601

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Looking west

Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

331602

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Looking south west

Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

331603

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Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

331604

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Standing on 1940 bridge taking shot of Avenue 52 Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

331605

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Fencing on both sides of Avenue 52 Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Shulman in August 2014

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Rosemead Boulevard Rio Hondo Bridge

Status: Open to Traffic

Location: 34.064200,-118.066600

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Carries Rosemead Blvd. (State Route 19) over The Rio Hondo
Design: beam/tee
Design Details:
Total Length: 414.1 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Bridge over The Rio Hondo on Rosemead Blvd. (State Route 19) in Rosemead
History:
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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131156

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Rosemead Blvd. over the Rio Hondo

Southern view from west abutment

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131157

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Rosemead Blvd. over the Rio Hondo

Northward view from channel bottom

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The Bridge to Nowhere

Status: Abandoned

Location: 34.283190,-117.746959

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Carries San Gabriel Valley-Wrightwood Road over East Fork San Gabriel River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Open-spandrel arch bridge over East Fork San Gabriel River on San Gabriel Valley-Wrightwood Road
History: It spans the East Fork of the San Gabriel River and was meant to be part of a road connecting the San Gabriel Valley with Wrightwood. The East Fork Road was washed out during the great flood of March 1-2, 1938 and the bridge was abondoned.
Built: 1937

Location: Los Angeles County

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The Bridge to Nowhere

Northward view from east bank. (00049326)

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UP - Grande Vista Avenue/Downey Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 34.015278,-118.207778

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Carries UPRR over G