Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Los Angeles County, California Bridges: State Route 134 Bridges across the Los Angeles River

August 2009 (34.1531 Degrees, -118.2791 Degrees) Los Angles River Bridges
After flowing under the I-5 (Golden State) and SR-134 (Ventura) Freeways the Los Angeles River makes a sharp turn to the south. In this photo we are looking back north at two SR-134 bridges across the L.A. River with the rugged Verdugo Mountains behind them. In the front is the Los Angeles River Bridge and Overhead (53 1790), a 14-span continuous concrete box girder bridge on pier walls with columns on top. Behind it is the West 134/5 Connector Bridge and Overhead (53 1790H), a 27-span continuous concrete box girder bridge on pier walls with columns on top. Both bridges were built in 1967 and were seismically retrofitted in 1993.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Los Angeles County, California Bridges: I-5 Bridges across the Los Angeles River

August 2009 (34.1564 Degrees, -118.2900 Degrees) Los Angeles River Bridges
Standing on the deck of the Riverside Drive Bridge and looking east I photographed the I-5 (Golden State) Freeway Bridges (53 1075L/R) across the Los Angeles River. These are two 5-span steel stringer bridges on pier walls that were built in 1957. The bridges are taller on the south side of the river in order to climb over parts of the SR-134 (Ventura) Freeway and onto the Hollywood Hills.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Los Angeles County, California Bridges: Riverside Drive Bridge across the Los Angeles River

August 2009 (34.15614 Degrees, -118.29432 Degrees) Los Angeles River Bridge
A lot happens along the river between the West Olive Avenue Bridge and the Riverside Drive Bridge. The Los Angeles River flows past Forest Lawn Cemetery (on the right bank) and past Warner Bros Film Studios (on the left bank). The river now has a sandy bottom but transmission lines run along the right bank. We are in Griffith Park and Riverside Drive takes us south into the zoo.

The Riverside Bridge (53C1298) is a pretty five span T girder bridge on a 40 degree skew. It was built in 1938 and has a very 'art deco' appearance with geometric ornamentation, sloping exterior girders, and with all the elements working together to create a very concise aesthetic expression.
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