L.A.’s new 6th Street Bridge is rising. See the rebirth of the historic span in these photos

Written by MLHA Team

May 26, 2021

The project to replace Los Angeles’ historic 6th Street Bridge is well on its way to reality.

The new span that crosses the 101 Freeway and Los Angeles River will feature 10 lighted sets of arches forming a “Ribbon of Light” along the viaduct.

It stretches across 18 sets of railroad tracks as well as a new 12-acre park with access to the river, and will feature 10-foot-wide bicycle lanes in both directions.

The 6th Street Viaduct Replacement Project replaces the original structure built in 1932. The new structure will reconnect the downtown Arts District and historic Boyle Heights.

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The $588-million project is being funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the state of California and the city. It’s scheduled for completion in summer 2022.

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