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First Street Bridge 1929

A cache by GeoCraig Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/8/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A round peg in a square hole

First Street Bridge

Built in 1929, this reinforced concrete arch/T-beam bridge exhibits character-defining features of Beaux-Arts bridge design. Located on First Street as it crosses the Los Angeles River between Boyle Heights and Downtown Los Angeles, the subject structure rests on six pairs of vertical piers in an open spandrel arch form and in a T-beam form on several smaller vertical piers. The deck of the bridge exhibits a sculpted concrete railing with incised rounded arches. Five pairs of square piers support a Classical-style keystone arch with inset panels above, ascending to a simple stepped cap. Eleven pairs of electroliers are designed as Doric-style columns topped by another rounded column. Contemporary cobra-type light fixtures are attached to these electroliers.

The total length is 1327.2 feet, with the largest span at 148.0 feet.

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

Main Street Bridge 1910
First Street Bridge 1929
Fourth Street Bridge 1930

Washington Blvd Bridge 1931

According to the guidelines, I needed to move the caches off the bridges.  Check back for the other bridge cache once I get them moved.

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