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Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Glendale)


Sunset Blvd. over Glendale Ave

Southward view



BH Photo #114415

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.


Concrete arch bridge over Glendale Blvd. on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1934
- Interurban
- Pacific Electric Railway (PE)
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
Inventory numbers
CA 53C-134 (California bridge number)
BH 11050 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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