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Pacific Avenue Bridge

Photos 

The Side View Looking North-East from

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in February 2011

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BH Photo #220960

Map 

Description 

The bridges carries Pacific Avenue from Playa Del Rey (a district of Los Angeles) across Ballona Creek to a spike which separates the creek for a large marina (Marina Del Rey). The bridge is currently only open to pedestrians and cyclist (and fishermen) but it is much too substantial to have had that as its original purpose. Pacific Avenue continues on the other side of the marina but it is not clear if the bridge originally reach that far or if the Marina passage was added later, separating the rest of Pacific Avenue form the bridge. There was a bridge there at least 1934.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Ballona Creek on Pacific Avenue
Location
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
Design
haunched girder
Dimensions
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.96310, -118.45352   (decimal degrees)
33°57'47" N, 118°27'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/365707/3759016 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Venice
Elevation
10 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 50326 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2011: Updated by David Kimbrough: Added a map from 1934
  • November 26, 2011: Added by David Kimbrough

Sources 

Comments 

Pacific Avenue over Ballona Creek
Posted August 17, 2012, by Bob Bray (bbray454 [at] msn [dot] com)

This bridge was open to traffic and did connect Pacific ave. from Venice south to Playa Del Rey. In the early 1960's when Marina Del Rey was constructed, the entrance channel (water way) to the marina was dug through Pacific, and at that time the southbound approach to the bridge was lost. Any pre-1964 Thomas Guide map will show Pacific as a through street.