Rating:
7 votes

Ballona Creek Bike Path Foot Bridge

Photos 

Ballona Creek Footbridge in Culver City

Photo taken by Peter Orth in January 2014

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BH Photo #273222

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Description 

Used by staff and students at Culver City High School, as well as Bike Path users

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Ballona Creek on Ped and Bike
Location
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 2003
Builder
- Steadfast Bridges of Ft. Payne, Alabama
Design
Modern bowstring through truss
Also called
Westwood Blvd Footbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.00577, -118.39873   (decimal degrees)
34°00'21" N, 118°23'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/370834/3763678 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beverly Hills
Inventory number
BH 59325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • January 22, 2014: Added by Peter Orth

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

Ballona Creek Bike Path Foot Bridge
Posted January 24, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is a great term. I think that many regular readers know my opinion of these prefabricated structures, but I continue to maintain that they are way to common and uninteresting to merit a listing on Bridgehunter.

Ultimately, James gets to make the final call, but I think MOBs like this one really dilute the purpose of this website. Large truss bridges that were built for a specific location in mind, and have some unique qualities, are okay in my humble opinion, even if they are modern. MOBs don't qualify because they have no regional variation.

Ballona Creek Bike Path Foot Bridge
Posted January 24, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

McBridge... I like that term! And very descriptive of this one.

Ballona Creek Bike Path Foot Bridge
Posted January 23, 2014, by Robert Thompson

McBridge. Not a bad-looking McBridge, but still a McBridge.

Ballona Creek Bike Path Foot Bridge
Posted January 23, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge certainly gets pedestrians to their destination, but...if you want to give the pupils a history lesson, try re-purposing a historic bridge instead of ordering a MOB. See the link below.

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/saline/lakewood-park/