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Sixth Street Bridge, Spanning 101 Freeway at Sixth Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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HB159724
Overall Southwest Side, Sectional View, Facing Northwest.

HB159725
Overall South Side, Sectional View, Facing North.

HB159726
Overall South Side, Sectional View, Facing Northeast.

HB159727
Overall Southeast Side, Sectional View, Facing Northeast.

HB159728
Overall East End View, Facing Northwest.

HB159729
Overall South Side, Center Sectional View, Facing North.

HB159730
Center Pier And Arches, Detail View From Channel, Facing North.

HB159731
Center Pier And Arches, Underside Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB159732
Center Pier And Arches, Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB159733
Center Pier And Arches, Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB159734
Center Pier And Arches, Side Detail View From Channel, Facing South.

HB159735
Center Pier And Arches, Side View From Channel, Facing South.

HB159736
Triangular Pier Nos

HB159737
Pier Nos

HB159738
Triangular Pier Nos.29-30, Underside Detail View, Facing East.

HB159739
Triangular Pier Nos.23-24, Underside Detail View, Facing South.

HB159740
Pier Nos.24-27, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB159741
Pier Nos.24-21, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB159742
Pier Nos.18-21, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB159743
Pier Nos.17-15, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB159744
Pier Nos.12-13, Sectional Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB159745
Pier Nos.10-11, South Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB159746
Pier Nos.8-6, South Side Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB159747
Pier Nos.5-8, South Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB159748
Pier Nos.5-8, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB159749
Pier Nos.8-10, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB159750
Pier Nos.8-6, North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB159751
Pier Nos.10-11, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB159752
Pier Nos.4-1, North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB159753
Pier Nos.4-1, South Side Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB159754
West Entry And Abutment, South Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB159755
West Entry And Abutment, North Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB159756
Pier No.1, Underside Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB159757
Center And East River Piers, Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB159758
West End Dedication Plaque, Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB159759
East Entry Pylons, Detail View, Facing East.

HB159760
East Entry Pylons, Detail View, Facing West.

HB159761
West Arch And Lamp Post, Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB159762
Road Bed And Arches, Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB159763
Road Bed And Arches, Detail View, Facing East.

HB159764
Lamp Post And West Arch, Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB159765
Road Bed And Arches, Detail View, Facing West.

HB159766
Sidewalk And Arches, Detail View, Facing East.

HB159767
Road Bed And Lamp Post, Detail View, Facing East.


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-176
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N844).
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Significance: Sixth Street Viaduct is an example of Moderne design, with the detailing referred to as "starved Classicism." Sixth Street Viaduct was the last and the most monumental of the twelve City of Los Angeles river bridges that were built as part of the City Beautiful Plans of the early 1900's. City beautiful plans were inspired by the civic architecture of Paris and Rome, which sought to beautify United States cities by constructing grand civic monuments, incorporating both building and public works projects. / The Sixth Street Bridge is one of twelve bridges over the Los Angeles River eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as important elements in the development of transportation in Los Angeles. Sixth Street Viaduct, the longest of these river bridges, has distinctive non-symmetrical through steel arches and Art Deco/Moderne architectural styling. The bridge is also significant because the design engineer was Merrill Butler, a major figure in Los Angeles's massive river bridge construction program from 1923 to 1933.

Related Names
Jessup, J. J.
Butler, Merrill
Cortelyou, H. P.
Medroth, L. E.
McKee, Robert E.
J.F. Knapp Of Oakland
Johnston, Andrew, Field Team
Ammer, Erin, Field Team
Currie, Jason, Field Team
Day, Grant, Field Team
Greenwood, David, Field Team
Larson, Heather, Field Team
Watson, Elizabeth, Historian
Grogan, Brian, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL SOUTHWEST SIDE, SECTIONAL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
2. OVERALL SOUTH SIDE, SECTIONAL VIEW, FACING NORTH.
3. OVERALL SOUTH SIDE, SECTIONAL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
4. OVERALL SOUTHEAST SIDE, SECTIONAL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
5. OVERALL EAST END VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
6. OVERALL SOUTH SIDE, CENTER SECTIONAL VIEW, FACING NORTH.
7. CENTER PIER AND ARCHES, DETAIL VIEW FROM CHANNEL, FACING NORTH.
8. CENTER PIER AND ARCHES, UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
9. CENTER PIER AND ARCHES, DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
10. CENTER PIER AND ARCHES, DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
11. CENTER PIER AND ARCHES, SIDE DETAIL VIEW FROM CHANNEL, FACING SOUTH.
12. CENTER PIER AND ARCHES, SIDE VIEW FROM CHANNEL, FACING SOUTH.
13. TRIANGULAR PIER NOS. 37-38, UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
14. PIER NOS. 35-34, UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST.
15. TRIANGULAR PIER NOS.29-30, UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST.
16. TRIANGULAR PIER NOS.23-24, UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTH.
17. PIER NOS.24-27, SECTIONAL SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
18. PIER NOS.24-21, SECTIONAL SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
19. PIER NOS.18-21, SECTIONAL SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
20. PIER NOS.17-15, SECTIONAL SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
21. PIER NOS.12-13, SECTIONAL SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
22. PIER NOS.10-11, SOUTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
23. PIER NOS.8-6, SOUTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
24. PIER NOS.5-8, SOUTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
25. PIER NOS.5-8, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
26. PIER NOS.8-10, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
27. PIER NOS.8-6, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
28. PIER NOS.10-11, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
29. PIER NOS.4-1, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
30. PIER NOS.4-1, SOUTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
31. WEST ENTRY AND ABUTMENT, SOUTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
32. WEST ENTRY AND ABUTMENT, NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
33. PIER NO.1, UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
34. CENTER AND EAST RIVER PIERS, SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
35. WEST END DEDICATION PLAQUE, DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
36. EAST ENTRY PYLONS, DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST.
37. EAST ENTRY PYLONS, DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST.
38. WEST ARCH AND LAMP POST, DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
39. ROAD BED AND ARCHES, DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
40. ROAD BED AND ARCHES, DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST.
41. LAMP POST AND WEST ARCH, DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
42. ROAD BED AND ARCHES, DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST.
43. SIDEWALK AND ARCHES, DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST.
44. ROAD BED AND LAMP POST, DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST.


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