on July 29, 2019 9 views

The $482 million project to replace the original viaduct, the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, is being led by City Engineer Gary Lee Moore and the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. It is the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles and is funded by the Federal Highway Transportation Administration and the California Department of Transportation, along with City funds.

The design of the bridge, known as “The Ribbon of Light”, was created by Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan, winner of the City’s international design contest in 2012. Maltzan is part of the HNTB design-build team and contractors Skanska and Stacy and Witbeck.

The Bureau of Engineering will also construct a 12-acre park underneath the new structure that will provide access to the Los Angeles River, public art, recreational programming and much more.

The ongoing project is creating hundreds of jobs, adding to the already vital economy of central Los Angeles and its neighbors.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and our many partners broke ground on the new bridge in February 2015. Demolition of the old viaduct was completed in 2016. The new viaduct is expected to be completed in early 2022.

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