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Whittier Greenway - Whittier Boulevard Overpass

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Union Pacific Bridge over Whittier Blvd.

Eastward view from sidewalk

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BH Photo #114419

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge under UP Railroad on CA 72 (Whittier Blvd.) in Whittier
Location
Whittier, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1930
Railroads
- Rail-to-trail
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Skewed, riveted Warren through truss with pony truss approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 189.0 ft.
Total length: 308.1 ft.
Also called
UP - Whittier Boulevard Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.96789, -118.04134   (decimal degrees)
33°58'04" N, 118°02'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/403796/3759083 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whittier
Inventory numbers
CA 53-7 (California bridge number)
BH 11063 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Conversion to trail complete.
  • December 9, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • June 26, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
  • May 30, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • May 30, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
  • May 28, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • May 27, 2008: New photos from David Kimbrough

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Comments 

Whittier Greenway - Whittier Boulevard Overpass
Posted May 2, 2014, by Robb Tracy

The posted comment about the bridge being closed is out of date. As stated up above the comments, the bridge is open to pedestrian traffic as part of the 4.6 mile long Whittier Greenway Trail, which opened in 2008.

Whittier Blvd. Bridge
Posted May 8, 2007, by J. Harris

The bridge has been closed for a few years now. It is completely fenced off to prevent pedestrian access. There is an ongoing debate on whether to keep the bridge as part of converting the RR to a greenway for bicyclists and pedestrians.