Know Your City Nos. 66 and 68 – 6th Street viaduct
Jan. 19, 1956: Two views of the 6th Street viaduct over the Los Angeles River.
These images appeared as Nos. 66, left, and 68 in the Know Your City photography series.
The Jan. 22, 1956, Los Angeles Times caption reported:
KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 66– What all this steel-work and concrete does is start at one place and end at another; both have different names. It has been there since 1932 and is one of the city’s more spectacular– well, what? Answer is on Page 9, Part 1A.
ANSWER: Of course, it’s the 6th Street Viaduct over the Los Angeles River, which is one of the city’s more spectacular bridges. At its western end, it connects with 6th St. And, when you leave the eastern end, you’re on Whittier Blvd.
The Jan. 24, 1956, Los Angeles Times caption reported:
KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 68– If you guessed Sunday’s picture (No. 66) in this series, this one shouldn’t give you trouble. This is no monument, regardless of how the camera sees it. Answer is on Page 26, Part 2.
ANSWER: While Sunday’s picture in this series was of the looping steel girders of the 6th St. viaduct over the Los Angeles River, today’s is of one of the pylon-like concrete towers on the east end of the bridge. And about the only thing that can be said of them is that no other bridge in town has anything like ’em.
For more check out 1933 dedication of 6th Street bridge.
October 14, 2015, 5:29 am
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