The City Council on Tuesday approved a proposal to build a $6 million bridge for pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists that would span the Los Angeles River between North Atwater Village and Griffith Park.
Landowner and philanthropist Morton La Kretz and the River Revitalization Corp. are paying for most of the cost to build the cable-suspension bridge. But the city will also pick up a small part of the tab and had to sign-off on environmental impact reports.
The approximately 250-foot long bridge would be anchored on the Atwater Village side of the river near horse stables and corrals. It would connect to the L.A. River Bike Path and a tunnel that continues under the 5 Freeway to Griffith Park.
Officials told KCET’s Departures blog that construction could begin next spring and take up to 10 months to complete.