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Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Glendale)

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Sunset Blvd. over Glendale Ave

Southward view

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BH Photo #114415

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New Bridge-Plans Adopted 

Los Angeles Times - July 30, 1904

The plans for the reconstruction of the Sunset Boulevard bridge, as drawn by the City Engineer, were yesterday adopted by the Board of Public Works. The bridge will be built across Lake Shore avenue [now Glendale Bvld.] and is necessitated by the difference in grade between Sunset Boulevard and Lake Shore avenue. The tracks of the Glendale electric line run on Lake Shore avenue and those of the Los Angeles-Pacific occupy a portion of the roadbed of Sunset boulevard. The present bridge is so low that the tracks of the Glendale line had to be laid below grade in order to allow the cars of the system to pass under the bridge. In order to overcome this difficulty the grade of Sunset boulevard is to be raised five feet and the new bridge built. The new bridge will be eighty feet in length whereas the present sturcture is but fifty feet long. The City Engineer estimates that the cost of building will be about $ 17,200 and the railway companies $7850.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Glendale Blvd. on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles
Location
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1934
Railroads
- Interurban
- Pacific Electric Railway (PE)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 92.9 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.07833, -118.26000   (decimal degrees)
34°04'42" N, 118°15'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/383745/3771557 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hollywood
Inventory numbers
CA 53C-134 (California bridge number)
BH 11050 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 91.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
38,087

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • February 7, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Pacific Electric Railway", "Interurban", "Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
  • December 27, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • November 27, 2010: Essay added by David Kimbrough
  • December 19, 2008: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • May 27, 2008: New photos from David Kimbrough

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