A replacement Sixth Street Bridge is not expected until 2020, but a new video partially showing what the viaduct will look like once it’s completed is out. The city posted a video showing a flyover view of animated renderings for the bridge. In the video, cars are driving over the bridge, green landscaping lays under and beside it, and the architecture of the new corridor is on display.
Renderings and concept designs were previously shown off but this is the first time an animated version has been released showing the bridge in action. The video does not include a planned 12-acre large park under the bridge, extending west to Mateo Street and east to the 101 Freeway and connecting the Arts District, LA River and Boyle Heights. A final design for the park has not been chosen.
The video description does have a disclaimer that reads: “This video represents a rendering of what the Sixth Street Viaduct will look like when completed. The final viaduct may be different than the rendering. The landscaped areas were included for illustrative purposes only and do not represent the design of the park.”
Planned pedestrian walkways and bikeways are excluded as well.
The old Sixth Street bridge was torn down due to concerns that it would eventually crumble because of a chemical reaction that was believed to be inevitable.