A long-time famous backdrop in films, TV shows, music videos, and more, the newly rebuilt Sixth Street Viaduct now connects communities – with light.
The bridge has linked the Arts District on the west side of the Los Angeles River to the historic neighborhood of Boyle Heights on the east side since it’s construction in 1932. But when the bridge was deemed seismically unsound, the Bureau of Engineering, in together with the City's Bureau of Contract Administration, led a project to replace the original structure in the largest bridge project in Los Angeles’ history.
The lighting design for the new structure created a colorful ribbon of light that highlights its 10 pairs of magnificent arches and provides a distinctive canvas on which to celebrate a variety of special occasions. The project also includes a unique solution that provides roadway lighting without using conventional street light poles.