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Buena Vista Viaduct 1911

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Hidden : 1/12/2009
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Buena Vista Viaduct


The North Broadway-Buena Vista Street Bridge was the first major monumental Beaux-Arts bridge constructed by the City of Los Angeles. When completed in 1911, the subject bridge was the longest and widest concrete bridge in the State of California. It was also the first open-spandrel arched bridge in California. This reinforced concrete arch bridge exhibits character-defining features of Beaux-Arts bridge design. Located on North Broadway as it crosses the Los Angeles River between Lincoln Heights and Downtown Los Angeles, the structure rests on eight vertical piers in an open and closed spandrel arch form. The open spandrel sections are articulated as three arch loggias. A massive central pier exhibits decorative semi-circular porticos with massive Doric columns and triglyphs. Other piers exhibit a single massive Doric column with pairs of triglyphs supporting a rounded concrete balcony. The deck of the bridge exhibits a sculpted concrete railing with heavy bellied octagonal balusters running between twelve rounded viewing balconies. Two pairs of massive fluted Ionic columns on high square pedestals topped by a cornice and balustrade are located on both entrances to the bridge. Four globe streetlamps are located on sections of the deck.

Please visit the other caches in the Los Angeles River Bridge series:

Riverside-Figueroa Street Bridge 1939
Buena Vista Viaduct 1911
Spring Street Bridge 1928
Main Street Bridge 1910
First Street Bridge 1929
Fourth Street Bridge 1930

Sixth Street Bridge 1932
Seventh Street Bridge 1927
Olympic Blvd Bridge 1925
Washington Blvd Bridge 1931

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