October 2019

Construction Continues on the Sixth Street Viaduct Project

The Bureau of Engineering's Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project had a productive summer, making progress on numerous elements of the new bridge.
As you can see in the graphic, we completed another two pairs of Transverse Arch Rib Floor Beams and work has begun on the Jump Span and Arch Span Edge Girders above Anderson Street.
In September, we had a short, middle-of-the-night closure of the NB 101 Freeway, which allowed our work crews to erect a HUGE crane that will help us construct a portion of the new bridge over that busy stretch of the freeway.
Occasionally, overnight work is required to allow our workers safe access to locations near the Freeway. This late night work also means less disruption to traffic.
Here are some shots of our workers setting up the crane next to the freeway at 3 a.m.

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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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