The 1932 Sixth Street Viaduct, which crosses the LA River between the Arts District and Boyle Heights, is set to be demolished *next summer (it has concrete cancer). A project briefing on Monday featured this room-spanning model of the wavy structure, designed HNTB and Michael Maltzan. Scheduled to be complete in early 2019, the model shows the bridge's most distinguishing feature—those arches climbing as high as 60 feet (some of which will have stairways running over them). The replacement will also have dedicated pedestrian space, bike lanes, river access, and public areas. Streetsblog LA, which attended the meeting Monday, notes that improvements at 20 intersections near the project are supposed to start *this winter.
@josehuizar speaks abt the new @6thStViaduct -It will transform the face of LA & link #BoyleHeights & #artsdistrict. pic.twitter.com/8ij1wh7yLo— Nate Hayward (@nate_hayward) October 7, 2014
"The design replicates a ribbon of arches weaving communities together from east to west" #6thstreetviaduct pic.twitter.com/JdxoGbV7g6— 6thStViaduct (@6thStViaduct) October 7, 2014
The new #6thStreetViaduct will feature an ultra-thin #bridge deck, supported by cables and soaring #concrete #arches 〰〰〰〰〰
#6thStreetViaduct #multimodal #infrastructure #stairwaytoheaven #CityofLA
· Sixth Street Viaduct Model Showcased at Public Briefing, Expected Completion Date Early 2019 [Streetsblog LA]
· New Sixth Street Viaduct Will Have Climbable 60-Foot Arches [Curbed LA]
· Sixth Street Viaduct [Curbed LA]