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LACM - Los Angeles River Bridge

Photos 

Goldline over the Los Angeles River - South East

A view of the span over the river from Elysian Park.

Photo taken by David Kimbrough

View this photo at youtube.com

BH Photo #192424

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Los Angeles River on Gold Line trolly (MTA)
Location
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
It was recently reconstructed for light rail.
History
Salt Lake Rail Road build the original wooden bridge back in the mid-1870's, it has been rebuilt several times since then.
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACM)
- Metrolink (Southern California) (SCAX)
Design
Girder
Also called
SCAX - Los Angeles River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.07429, -118.22536   (decimal degrees)
34°04'27" N, 118°13'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/386936/3771070 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Los Angeles
Inventory number
BH 47519 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2011: New photos from David Kimbrough
  • January 4, 2011: Added by David Kimbrough

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Comments 

Goldline (ATSF / Salt Lake RR) over the Los Angeles River
Posted June 8, 2011, by Allan Gilbert (gilbert [dot] allan [at] gmail [dot] com)

Some awfully cool bridges in this collection.

To the best of my knowledge the Saly Lake RR (UPRR) never crossed the river here, their Right-of-way went up the east bank of the LA River and a branch toward Pasadena that turned north near the old courthouse and jail - there's still rail in the streets nearby. The Santa Fe RR 2nd district crosed here but not on the same alignment as the Gold Line bridge (which is a "sexy" piece of concrete work in my opinion when viewed from the west bank of the river).

As a side note part of the old Santa Fe bridge is now in Soledad Canyon near the campgrounds (see the old movie "Duel" ...) and is used by Metrolink on a line relocation from the former Southern Pacific line (they straightened it out a bit).

Allan Gilbert.