Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hyperion Bridge: Red Car Crossing LA River

Photo: Walter Abbenseth, undated. Monte Sano Hospital is on the right, on the Silver Lake side of the LA River. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

In 1928, Red Car Trolley viaducts were rebuilt at Fletcher and Glendale Blvd./Riverside Drive. At the same time, the section of Pacific Electric Red Car bridge crossing the LA River was rebuilt with large concrete footings in conjunction with construction of the Hyperion Bridge.

The footings are still in place today, adjacent to the Hyperion Bridge. In fact, park advocates strongly suggest the footings be reused to support a new pedestrian/bicycle/equestrian bridge.

Related Hyperion Bridge links: LA Eastsider

If you have any photos (prior to 1928) of the all-wood trestle LA River Red Car bridge, please send them (with photo credit/source) to us: redcarproperty@gmail.com.