Monday, September 23, 2013

LA River: Hyperion Bridge Construction Project, Meeting Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013

Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 9, 2013.  Hyperion Bridge from the Atwater side looking toward Griffith Park.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

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...

Hyperion Bridge Improvement Project
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6 - 8 PM
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, 90027

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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