Demolition reaches the Sixth Street Bridge arches

Nearly 2,000 feet of the Sixth Street Bridge linking Boyle Heights and Downtown has been torn down since the demolition began earlier this year, according to a recent update on the project’s Facebook page.  Photographer Kevin Break took a photo last week showing how the demo work had reached the arches of the span, officially know as the Sixth Street Viaduct, as it crosses over the L.A. River channel. It turns out that one of those much photographed metal arches is going to be preserved and located near the replacement bridge.

Tearing down the old bridge  is going to take several more months before the 3,500-foot-long bridge will be completely demolished.

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