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Pacific Avenue Bridge


The Side View Looking North-East from

Photo taken by David Kimbrough in February 2011

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BH Photo #220960



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.


Bridge over Ballona Creek on Pacific Avenue
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Open to pedestrians
haunched girder
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:
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



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.