August 2019

A Bird's Eye View of the Viaduct

aerial1If you've driven or walked by the site of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project recently, you have been able to get a great view of the progress the Bureau of Engineering is making on the project. Along every stretch you can see massive girders, tons of steel, and a beehive of workers.  

However, nothing quite captures the size and magnitude of the 3,500-foot long structure better than the bird's eye view photographer Gary Leonard gets every month when he does a flyover in a helicopter.

Enjoy and Happy Summer from the entire team at the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project!

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The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is constructing 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 will be completed in early 2022.

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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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