Iconic Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project . . . . continued
Graphic rendition by Michael Maltzan Architecture © 2016
Removing the entire 3,500-foot viaduct is expected to take approximately nine months.
The $449 million project to replace the beloved bridge, the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, is the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles.
With funding from the Federal Highway Transportation Administration and CALTrans, the project is being led by the City’s award-winning Bureau of Engineering.
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 spectacular design of the new bridge and the many parks, open spaces and community features on, next to and below the bridge, is bringing together a working collaboration of residents, elected officials, business leaders, schools, labour unions, cyclists, neighbourhood activists and artists and many more, never before seen in a public infrastructure project in Los Angeles.
The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs, adding to the already vital economy of central Los Angeles and its neighbours. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the many partners broke ground on the new bridge in February 2015. The bridge is expected to be completed in 2019.
The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles and is being led by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.
Dust suppression during demotion of the Sixth Street viaduct that is anticipated will take up to 9 months.
When complete, the new signature bridge will serve as a unique addition to LA’s skyline and the Los Angeles River as it improves mobility, enhances safety and connects communities.
“While it’s sad to say good-bye to such a historic bridge, we are excited that this transformative project is underway and upon completion, will offer Angelenos a place to gather, have fun and connect with their community,”
said Vic Martinez, PE, HNTB vice president and project manager.