The old bridge (bottom) is being dismantled as traffic travels on replacement bridge | TopViewPix
he Figueroa-Riverside Bridge
appears to be getting more attention in its final days than it had in the previous decades as its demolition is chronicled from different angles. These aerial shots came from TopViewPix, an aerial real estate photography firm that is located a short distance from the bridge in Elysian Valley.
This trio of photos were taken on July 31 at about 6:30 p.m. by a 16-megapixel camera mounted on a remote-controlled drone called a hexacopter, said Alex Vendler of TopViewPix. The bridge is to be demolished in phases as a replacement is constructed a few feet away.
Workers began to dismantle the L.A. River span linking Cypress Park and Elysian Valley late last month after activists failed to halt its destruction and reuse it as a landbridge.
“It’s a shame to see that old structure go to waste but the bare frame is quite interesting to see exposed,” Vendler said.
A view of the steel structure that supported the old bridge that crossed the L.A. River and train tracks | TopViewPix
Demolition is expected to take place through September | TopViewPix