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Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Myra)


Sunset Blvd. Over Myra Looking North East



BH Photo #113972

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Myra Artery Plan Advanced - Short Cut to Glendale and Pasadena Planned 

Los Angeles Times - January 28, 1928

Grades to be Separated at Sunset Boulevard

The opening and widening of Myra avenue from Santa Monica Boulevard to Fountain avenue as part of the plan of creating a traffic artery between Hollywood and Glendale and Pasadena via the new Glendale-Hyperion bridge, was advanced yesterday afternoon, when the City Council denied the appeals against the assessments for the Myra-avenue widening.

This improvement includes a separation of grades at Myra avenue and Sunset Boulevard at which point Myra avenue will pass under Sunset Boulevard. This grade separation will be financed from the general funds except for 20 per cent of the cost, which will contributed by the Pacific Electric Railway.

The Council's action yesterday was to deny the appeals against the Myra Avenue widening assessments,the appeals representing but 9 per cent of the property in the district to be assessed. Many protests were against the size and boundaries of the assessment district, but the map of the district was adopted by the Council in 1925....

The new bridge will be of reinforced concrete with the main span of eighty-five feet, sufficient to cross over both the fifty-six-foot roadway and the sidewalks of Myra avenue below.

While the bridge is under construction automobile traffic will be routed over a short detour. Pacific Electric will use Sunset Boulevard as at present.

The bridge portion of the Myra avenue and Fountain-avenue opening and widening project, which is included in the first unit of the major-traffic street plan. Because of its importance as a traffic relief artery, the Traffic Commission recommended that the city pay a portion of the cost.

The new project will offer a short cut to Glendale and Pasadena byway of Hyperion avenue and the new Glendale-Hyperion bridge, now under construction. It will eliminate the hazards at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard for traffic between Hollywood and Glendale.


Concrete arch bridge over Myra Avenue on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles
Silver Lake, California, Los Angeles County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1929
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.09380, -118.28178   (decimal degrees)
34°05'38" N, 118°16'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/381756/3773297 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
CA 53C-75 (California bridge number)
BH 11049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 94.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 10, 2012: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • December 18, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • December 12, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • November 27, 2010: Essay added by David Kimbrough
  • October 8, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location
  • December 19, 2008: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • May 3, 2008: New photos from David Kimbrough