The Downtown Los Angeles Arts District (where we are based) and Boyle Heights are getting a newly, designed bridge, with an arts plaza included, along with facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians and a soccer field.
The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project has begun! Please join Councilmember Jose Huizar, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Congressman Xavier Becerra, State Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, local community leaders, and public officials as they celebrate the groundbreaking of this momentous project. The $422 million dollar bridge, designed by world renowned architect Michael Maltzan, will replace the existing structurally deficient viaduct with a state of the art iconic bridge.
The city has invited Los Angeles residents for the groundbreaking.
Date: Friday, February 20th
Location: 600 S. Mesquit St., Los Angeles, CA 90021 (under the existing viaduct)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those that are unfamiliar with the project, here is more information about the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project from their website:
Constructed in 1932, the Sixth Street Viaduct (also known as the Sixth Street Bridge) is an important engineering landmark in the City of Los Angeles. It is one of a set of fourteen historic Los Angeles River crossing structures, and is the longest of these structures.
Unfortunately, the bridge began to deteriorate, and the city realized it was necessary to accommodate the needs of the district as well as transportation issues. The new viaduct will be safer for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide community resources, like the soccer field and the art plaza.
In September 2012, the City of Los Angeles undertook a Design Competition to select a design for the new viaduct. For more information on the design competition firms and designs click here. In December 2012, the Bureau of Engineers alongside Mayor Antonio Villariagosa and Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District announced the winning firm, HNTB.
Look forward to seeing you there!