Work is already underway to replace the old Sixth Street Viaduct with a new one designed by local starchitect Michael Maltzan. But the project will cost a bit more than previously expected, and will take eight months longer to finish.
The first arch on the local icon is down; the others will come down later this month. The arches beginning to come down coincides with the demolition project hitting its halfway mark. The replacement will be complete by the end of 2019.
The city has preserved chunks of the beloved viaduct, which is being demolished right now because it threatened to collapse in an earthquake. Remnants be given away to the public next month so you cherish it forever.
After the bridge's February closure and a weekend-long shutdown of the 101 Freeway, the Sixth Street Viaduct's demolition has steadily continued. We checked in on the progress and got an up-close look at the concrete carnage.