Saturday, October 22, 2016

A fireworks finale for the Sixth Street Bridge

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Saying farewell to the Sixth Street Bridge | Kevin Break

Saturday’s farewell festival for the Sixth Street Bridge, which is scheduled to be demolished early next year, ended with a fireworks show captured by photographer Kevin Break.

The 3,500-foot-bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown was closed to traffic for the day and turned into a platform for live music, art displays, community booths, food trucks and a classic car show.

The concrete-and-steel bridge, officially known as the Sixth Street Viaduct, is being replaced with a new, $420 million span because its concrete has cracked and continues to deteriorate, making it vulnerable to an earthquake, say city officials.

The bridge is scheduled to be closed permanently in early January and then demolished over a nine-month period, according to city officials. Details about the upcoming demolition, detours and new construction can be found on the project’s website.

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