Soar Above The Future Sixth Street Viaduct In This New Video
The iconic Sixth Street bridge was demolished last year, and now lives on in the many films in which it made an appearance. Last we heard, the project for the new viaduct added $36 million to its budget and delayed its opening to 2020. The wait can taste a little sweeter now, though, with the release of a virtual flyover video to give us a peek of the completed project.
The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project made the video to display architect Michael Maltzan's "Ribbon of Light" design. The new bridge will allow cars, pedestrians, and bikes to cross the L.A. River, and it spans 18 railroad tracks in the process. The new viaduct will also bring some hefty public spaces to Angelenos, including a massive public park and arts plaza. Three different designs are currently being considered for the public park, and it will connect the Arts District, the L.A. River, and Boyle Heights.
Based on the video, pedestrians will walk up a spiral ramp before crossing the river, looking out on a splendid view of downtown. The bridge itself will evoke the original Sixth Street Bridge's arcs while moving into a futuristic, earthquake-ready direction.