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Figueroa Street Tunnels

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Figueroa Street Tunnels

Postcard view provided by Joe Sonderman

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #448572

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Description 

The first three tunnels opened in November 1931. The fourth and longest opened on August 4, 1936. The tunnels originally carried two way traffic, which created a bottleneck when the Arroyo Seco Parkway opened. In 1941, work began on four new lanes at a higher elevation immediately to the west of the tunnels. The new lanes opened on December 30, 1943. The tunnels and the Figueroa Street Viaduct then became one-way northbound only.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Elysian Park on CA 110/ Arryo Seco Pkwy
Location
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931. Open with 2 other sister tunnels
Design
Tunnel 1
Dimensions
Total length: 404.9 ft.
Deck width: 46.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.07830, -118.22823   (decimal degrees)
34°04'42" N, 118°13'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/386676/3771518 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Los Angeles
Inventory numbers
53 0202R
BH 62874 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2019: Updated by Joe Sonderman: added US 66 corrected spelling of Figueroa
  • September 4, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Joe Sonderman