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Crenshaw Line’s above-ground sections are making progress, too

Bridges along the line are taking shape

Pouring concrete for the bridge over the 405 Freeway.
All photos via Metro

As the fall 2019 opening of the Crenshaw Line nears, there’s been a lot of justified focus on all the exciting work happening underground, where until recently, a huge machine named Harriet was digging a pair of mile-long tunnels for the line’s Leimert Park station.

Now a recent check-in by The Source shows progress on parts of the line that are visible above the ground. The photos, taken over the last several weeks, show that sections of the line such as bridges over the 405 Freeway (near the Westchester/Veterans station) and La Brea Avenue (near the Downtown Inglewood station) are taking shape.

An aerial structure near 111th and Aviation Boulevard.

The Crenshaw Line will run from the Expo Line’s Expo/Crenshaw station south through Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Inglewood, and Westchester to meet the Green Line.

It will eventually have a stop at 96th Street and Aviation that will serve as a station for the LAX automated people mover train, which will take travelers to and from terminals at the airport. That project is slated to be complete between 2021 and 2023, after the Crenshaw Line opens.

The bridge over LaBrea Avenue.
Assembling rails near Century and Aviation boulevards.
Concrete for the emergency walkway near the Crenshaw Line’s junction with the Green Line.