Apr 2018


Sixth Street Viaduct Falsework Goes Up Over 101 Freeway



Last month, the Bureau of Engineering began installing falsework (scaffolding) over the 101 Freeway. The falsework supports the Y-Bents that support the deck of the bridge. In order to work over the freeway, we conducted nighttime closures in one direction at a time, starting at 11 p.m. each night and finishing by 5 a.m. The installation was a success as you can see from the photos. Although we couldn't work a few nights due to rain, we completed the first phase on schedule. This month, we will do a few more nights on the Southbound side of the freeway, starting Wednesday April 4th. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest on closures and possible delays. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support!

















Watch the Falsework Come Together!


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The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is a new, 3,500-foot long viaduct connecting Boyle Heights and the Arts District across the Los Angeles River. The original viaduct was built in 1932, but had significantly deteriorated due to "concrete cancer"; it was demolished in 2016. The new viaduct will have ten pairs of lit arches, bike lanes and wider sidewalks, along with stairway access and bike ramps connecting to 12 acres of recreational and open space under the bridge. The $482 million dollar project is the largest bridge project in the history of the city. The bridge is funded primarily through the Federal Highway Administration, with additional City support. The viaduct is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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The Bureau of Engineering is the City's lead agency for the planning, design and construction management of the City's public buildings and its public infrastructure. Engineering is also responsible for managing permitting for all construction that takes place in the public right-of-way, as well as managing the City's state-of-the-art online mapping system, NavigateLA. Engineering is committed to designing and building environmentally-sustainable projects that include extensive community input. Engineering projects and services support the City's goals of creating a prosperous, livable and safe city for all residents and businesses.

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