Taylor Bridge Pedestrian Bridge

Completion Nearing on Taylor Yard Bikeway/Pedestrian Bridge

January 22, 2021

The Bureau of Engineering is nearing completion of the Taylor Yard Bikeway /Pedestrian Bridge across the Los Angeles River.

The bridge is expected to be done by May 2021..

The bridge will connect Elysian Valley on the west side of the river and Taylor Yard on the east side (Council Districts 1 and 13). 

The bridge features a steel-framed structure, approximately 400-feet long, which will be supported by a concrete pier in the central portion of the river channel. The bridge structure will be 30 feet high by 27 feet wide and the width of the actual pedestrian and bikeway path will be approximately 18 feet.

Detour signs are posted that direct bike path users to exit /enter at Shoredale Avenue and Newell Street. The closure is a safety measure to protect bike path users.

Safety measures include signs, striping, ramps, and barricades to help direct and protect the motorist, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Additionally, air monitoring and dust control programs will be implemented during excavation activities.  


This project is part of the LA River Revitalization Master Plan (LARMPP), a plan adopted by the City Council in 2007. The LARMPP identifies bicycle and pedestrian bridges as building blocks, and discusses the need for a bridge over the LA River at Taylor Yard.

For Public Notices on the LA River Bike Path Closure/Detours, please check out the following website: http://lariver.org/ 

Construction and closure schedules may be subject to change.