Two pedestrian bridges crossing the Los Angeles River are now taking shape in Atwater Village, as shown in progress photos recently posted by the City's Bureau of Engineering.
The first, which will connect North Atwater Park with Griffith Park, will serve pedestrians, equestrians, and cyclists. The $19.1-million project consists of a 325-foot span anchored by a central mast and a series of cables.
Completion is expected before the end of 2019.
The Red Car Pedestrian Bridge which is part of the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge complex, spans 430 feet between the L.A. River bike path and Glendale Boulevard.
The $4-million structure takes its name from the Pacific Electric railway, which once crossed the river at the same location. The pedestrian bridge reuses the same concrete piers that once supported the railroad crossing.
Approximately three miles south, construction also began for a third pedestrian bridge in the first half of 2019. That 400-foot crossing between Frogtown and the Taylor Yard is expected to open in 2021.
A fourth project, budgeted at $31-million, is planned by the City of Glendale near Griffith Park.
All four projects are dwarfed by the nearly $490-million Sixth Street Viaduct replacement, now under construction between Boyle Heights and the Arts District.