CalTrans & the City plan to rebuild the Hyperion Bridge over the 5 Freeway & the LA River. This has been in the works for years. The complex of 3 bridges is in the National Register of Historic Places & is an iconic symbol of the LA River.
The project appears to involve widening of the bridge, realigning a 5 Freeway exit, earthquake retrofitting & a pedestrian & bike bridge addition on the old Red Car Trolley bridge footings. It will take 3+ years & affect a huge swath of Atwater, Los Feliz & Silver Lake as well as all the commuters who will search for new ways to cut through our communities.
Read the 246 page Environmental Review & comment before October 11 or...
Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 9, 2013. The plan calls for a pedestrian & bike bridge constructed on the old footings for the Red Car Trolley Bridge adjacent to the Hyperion Bridge. (We've advocated for this as far back as 2001.)
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