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West Blvd. over Venice Blvd.

Eastward view from Venice

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WEST BOULEVARD BRIDGE AT 80! / SHOW #2

We take a look at one of the few inner city bridges in L.A. The west Boulevard Bridge turned 80 in 2013. The history behind why the bridge exists is amazing and includes one L.A.'s worst rail accidents in history. This is Show #2 of 2.

Video posted by Chin Thammasaengsri

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WEST BOULEVARD BRIDGE AT 80! / SHOW #1

We take a look at one of the few inner city bridges in L.A. The west Boulevard Bridge turned 80 in 2013. The history behind why the bridge exists is amazing and includes one L.A.'s worst rail accidents in history. This is Show #1 of 2.

Video posted by Chin Thammasaengsri

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Overview
Arch bridge over Venice Blvd on West Blvd in Los Angeles
Location
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
The bridge is intended to be demolished once sufficient funding is found due to concerns about seismic sufficiency. This project proposes to replace the existing bridge with a two-span, boxgirder bridge on spread foundation. Construction of new superstructure should allow more vertical clearance and meet the current vertical curve design speed. Replacement of the railing with architectural barriers and construction of new approach guard rails will need to meet State Historic Preservation Office requirements.
History
Built 1933
Design
Concrete deck bridge with minor closed spandrel arch element
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 127.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.04660, -118.33443   (decimal degrees)
34°02'48" N, 118°20'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/376831/3768126 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hollywood
Inventory numbers
CA 53C-1380 (California bridge number)
BH 36713 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
12,718

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2014: New videos from Chin Thammasaengsri
  • May 29, 2013: New videos from Chin Thammasaengsri
  • August 5, 2011: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • December 18, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • June 3, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design
  • February 11, 2010: Updated by David Kimbrough: City plans updated.
  • June 16, 2008: Added by David Kimbrough

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