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Culver Boulevard Bridge

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Culver Blvd. over Ballona Creek

Southward view of the east side from the bank

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BH Photo #114882

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Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Ballona Creek on Culver Blvd
Location
Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Builder
- Sverdrup & Parcel of St. Louis, Missouri (Design)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 372.1 ft.
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.97500, -118.43333   (decimal degrees)
33°58'30" N, 118°25'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/367590/3760309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Venice
Inventory numbers
CA 53C-602 (California bridge number)
BH 36680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 58.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
22,838

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 10, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added designer.
  • August 10, 2014: New Street View added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 12, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • June 8, 2008: Added by David Kimbrough

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Comments 

Culver Boulevard Bridge
Posted August 25, 2017, by Mark Shoemaker (markshoemaker [at] msn [dot] com)

There are aerial fotos from 1938 showing two Culver bridges crossing Ballona Creek, east and westbound. Do you know what happened to the second bridge? The current crossing is now only one lane in each direction.

Culver Boulevard Bridge
Posted October 10, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Andrew,

Thanks for sharing the shot of the design drawings. Do you work for the bridge owner (county?) or are the drawings on file in some public archive... I am curious if you might have been able to learn more about the other bridges too. For example, I see on the shot you sent that the design was by noted firm of Sverdrup and Parcel. Do you know if they played a design role on any other bridges built as part of this Corps of Engineers undertaking?

Culver Boulevard Bridge
Posted October 9, 2016, by Andrew Laverdiere (laverdiereaf [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This and every other bridge on Ballona Creek during the 1930's and 40's were constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers and Los Angeles County Flood Control District.