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You may have to wait until 2020 to experience the new Sixth Street Viaduct in person, but a video posted to the project's official YouTube account offers a sneak preview.

Budgeted at $480 million, the new bridge will span 3,500 feet across the Los Angeles River, linking the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles to Boyle HeightsMichael Maltzan Architecture and Hargreaves Associates designed the project, which is highlighted by a series of swooping arches.

The City of Los Angeles also intends to spend approximately $22 million to construct 12 acres of park space below the bridge, creating new connections to the river.

14th District Councilmember Jose Huizar has announced a proposal to create an underground wiring district that could relocate power lines and build new sidewalks in the area surrounding the viaduct.

Rendering via Michael Maltzan Architecture

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City Looks to Update Land Use and Transportation Along Rail-to-River Corridor

A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.
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In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit