Los Angeles broke ground this month on an ambitious bridge undertaking, created by Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture.
The 3,500-foot bridge, created of up of 10 pairs of arches that will light up at evening, is changing the iconic Sixth Street Viaduct, which was built in 1932. It will span the Los Angeles River and U.S. Route 101 freeway, connecting the Boyle Heights community to downtown L.A.
“These pairs of repeated concrete arches and cable-supported roadway deck are simultaneously sophisticated and productive,” the architect mentioned. The undertaking is scheduled for completion in 2019.
The bridge will increase entry for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, with 5 staircases at various points along the span along with ramps for cyclists. Furthermore, the framework is being developed in tandem with parks and green area getting developed beneath and close to the bridge.
“The project foresees a multimodal long term for the city, a single that accommodates vehicles, incorporates significant new bicycle connections and also increases connectivity for pedestrians to entry the viaduct,” said Maltzan.
It will link “the bridge to the Los Angeles River and long term urban landscapes in a much more meaningful relationship.” The project is just one contributor to the latest surge in the city’s creating design and style projects.