CurbedLA: Construction Starts on Red Car Pedestrian Bridge
The new 430-foot-long bridge will use piers that were left behind by the Pacific Electric “Red Car” trolleys.
“This new amenity has been sixteen years in the making,” Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who represents the area, said in a statement. “My number-one transportation priority is pedestrian safety, and this project will allow more people to safely cross the Los Angeles River.”
Part of the project involves relocating a mural depicting the Red Car trolleys by Raphael Escamilla. The city’s cultural affairs department will help find a new home for the artwork.
The new bridge is expected to be complete in a year.
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