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One Of The 6th Street Bridge's Arches Will Live On In A Park

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While demolition began on the 6th Street Bridge in February, a portion of the bridge will find a new home in a park, Eastsider LA reports. One of the bridge's iconic arches will be set aside and then placed into "8 acres of landscaping below the new viaduct," according to a post on the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project's Facebook page.

Mary Nemick, Director of Communications for the Bureau of Engineering, told LAist that they'll be working on landscaping plans in the next few months. There will also hold community meetings so that residents can provide their input as well.

The bridge lasted 84 years before it was determined that it was not stable enough to withstand an earthquake. A new, safer bridge should be in place sometime in 2019.

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