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The Los Angeles Board of Public Works has approved a plan to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Los Angeles River, reports KPCC.

The 400-foot span, budgeted at $19 million, would allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross between Elysian Valley on the west side of the river with Taylor Yard on the east.

Studio Pali Fekete Architects is designing the project, which would be encased in a boxy orange form.

Construction of the bridge is still several years from beginning.

A simliar bridge, spanning 325 feet between Griffith Park and Atwater Village, is planned a short distance north along the river.  The estimated cost of that project, which originally billed as a cost-free gift to the city, has recently swelled to more than $16 million.

Rendering of the Elysian Valley - Taylor Yard Bridge by Studio Pali Fekete Architects
Rendering of the Elysian Valley - Taylor Yard Bridge by Studio Pali Fekete Architects
Rendering of the Elysian Valley - Taylor Yard Bridge by Studio Pali Fekete Architects
Rendering of the Elysian Valley - Taylor Yard Bridge by Studio Pali Fekete Architects
Rendering of the Elysian Valley - Taylor Yard Bridge by Studio Pali Fekete Architects
Rendering of the Elysian Valley - Taylor Yard Bridge by Studio Pali Fekete Architects
Rendering of the Griffith Park - Atwater Village bridge via City of Los Angeles

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Four-Story Development Tops Out at 1st & Fairfax

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The wood-and-concrete frame of a small mixed-use development near The Grove is now complete. The four-story development, which comes from local real estate firm Conroy Commercial, replaces an auto body repair shop at 1st Street and Fairfax Avenue.  City records indicate the building will feature 45 residential units atop 1,258 square feet of ground-floor commercial space above a basement parking garage. Ovalle Architects, a Long Beach-based firm, designed the contemporary low-rise structure.