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First Street Bridge, Spanning Los Angeles River at First Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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HB158199
Over-all North Side View, Facing Southwest.

HB158200
Over-all North Side View, Facing Southeast.

HB158201
Over-all South Side View, Facing Northeast.

HB158202
Over-all South Side View, Facing Northwest.

HB158203
East Arch Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB158204
Main Arch Spandrel Column Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB158205
Center Pier Detail View From Channel, Facing South.

HB158206
Northeast Abutment Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158207
Bent 13-9 Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB158208
Bent 9-15 Side View, Facing Northwest.

HB158209
Bent 15 & 16 North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB158210
Bent 14-19 Underside Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158211
Bent 23 & 22 Detail View At Santa Fe Street, Facing Northeast.

HB158212
Bent 23 South Side Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB158213
Bent 23 North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB158214
Bent 23 Underside Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB158215
Northwest Pylon Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB158216
Bent 21-17 & Pylon Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158217
Bent 18 & 19 North Side Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB158218
Northwest Staircase Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158219
Bent 20-22 Underside Detail View, Facing West.

HB158220
Bent 20-17 Underside Detail View, Facing East.

HB158221
Bent 17 Underside Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB158222
Bent 18 & 17 Underside Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158223
Bent 7 & 8 Over-all Side View, Facing Southwest.

HB158224
Bent 8-1 Side View, Facing Southeast.

HB158225
Bent 4-6 Underside Detail View, Facing West.

HB158226
Bent 3-1 Underside Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158227
Bent 8 & Southeast Abutment Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB158228
Bent 4-1 South Side Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB158229
Northeast Pylon Detail View, Facing Southwest.

HB158230
Northeast Pylon Side Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158231
Main Arch South Side View From Channel, Facing North.

HB158232
Main Arch Underside Detail View, Facing West.

HB158233
Southwest Entry Lamp Base Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158234
Pylon And Lamp Post Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158235
Southwest Staircase Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB158236
Bent 17 & Southwest Abutment Detail View, Facing Northeast.

HB158237
Pylon Detail View From Road Bed, Facing North.

HB158238
Pylon Plaque Detail View, Facing Northwest.

HB158239
Road Bed Over-all View, Facing Northeast.

HB158240
Road Bed Over-all View, Facing West.

HB158241
West End Detail View, Facing Southeast.

HB158242
East End Detail View, Facing Southwest.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Los Angeles River at First Street, Los%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252BAngeles, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-175
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N400; N843).
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Significance: First Street Bridge is a Neo-Classical design bridge and is one of the City of Los Angeles bridges that was 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. These plans sought to beautify United States cities by constructing grand civic monuments, incorporating both building and public works projects.

Related Names
Mittry Brothers Construction Company
Butler, Merrill
Winter, H. H.
Shaw, John C.
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. OVER-ALL NORTH SIDE VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
2. OVER-ALL NORTH SIDE VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
3. OVER-ALL SOUTH SIDE VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
4. OVER-ALL SOUTH SIDE VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
5. EAST ARCH DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
6. MAIN ARCH SPANDREL COLUMN DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
7. CENTER PIER DETAIL VIEW FROM CHANNEL, FACING SOUTH.
8. NORTHEAST ABUTMENT DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
9. BENT 13-9 SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
10. BENT 9-15 SIDE VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
11. BENT 15 & 16 NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
12. BENT 14-19 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
13. BENT 23 & 22 DETAIL VIEW AT SANTA FE STREET, FACING NORTHEAST.
14. BENT 23 SOUTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
15. BENT 23 NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
16. BENT 23 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
17. NORTHWEST PYLON DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
18. BENT 21-17 & PYLON DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
19. BENT 18 & 19 NORTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
20. NORTHWEST STAIRCASE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
21. BENT 20-22 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST.
22. BENT 20-17 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST.
23. BENT 17 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
24. BENT 18 & 17 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
25. BENT 7 & 8 OVER-ALL SIDE VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
26. BENT 8-1 SIDE VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
27. BENT 4-6 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST.
28. BENT 3-1 UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
29. BENT 8 & SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
30. BENT 4-1 SOUTH SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
31. NORTHEAST PYLON DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
32. NORTHEAST PYLON SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
33. MAIN ARCH SOUTH SIDE VIEW FROM CHANNEL, FACING NORTH.
34. MAIN ARCH UNDERSIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING WEST.
35. SOUTHWEST ENTRY LAMP BASE DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
36. PYLON AND LAMP POST DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
37. SOUTHWEST STAIRCASE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
38. BENT 17 & SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
39. PYLON DETAIL VIEW FROM ROAD BED, FACING NORTH.
40. PYLON PLAQUE DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
41. ROAD BED OVER-ALL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
42. ROAD BED OVER-ALL VIEW, FACING WEST.
43. WEST END DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
44. EAST END DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHWEST.
Contextual view from First Street Bridge, showing downtown, facing west
Contextual view from First Street Bridge, facing east
Contextual view from First Street Bridge, showing Los Angeles River and context of Fourth Street Bridge, facing south
Contextual view from First Street Bridge, facing north
View of north elevation, facing southeast
View of north elevation, facing southwest
Detail of east approach of First Street Bridge, facing southeast
View of east approach and northeast girder abutment pylon, facing southwest
Detail of west approach and northwest girder abutment pylon, facing southwest
View of west approach showing intersection of Vignes Street and First Street, facing northeast
Detail of northwest arch abutment pylon, railing, and bent 9, facing northwest
Detail of bent 2 showing seismic retrofit at Myers Street, facing southwest
Detail of bent 6 showing seismic retrofit, facing southeast
Detail of north railing, lamppost, and bent 23 at Sante Fe Avenue, facing southwest
Detail of north brackets and bent 18, facing east
Detail of north intermediate abutment pylon showing proximity of adjacent 1001-1007 East First Street (James K. Hill and Sons Pickle Works Building), facing east
Detail of north railing and north intermediate abutment pylon adjacent to 1001-1007 East First Street, facing east
Detail of north railing and lamppost at bent 16 and 15, facing south
Detail showing shape of northside railing meeting post of First Street Bridge, facing east
Detail of north railing meeting east end lamppost base, facing northwest
Detail of north brackets, showing expansion joint in bracket at bent 3, facing southwest
Detail of northeast girder abutment pylon, facing south
Detail of northwest arch abutment pylon from deck, facing northwest
Detail of northwest girder abutment pylon, facing southeast
Detail of northwest girder abutment pylon, facing southwest
Detail of northeast arch abutment pylon from deck, facing northwest
Detail of northwest staircase, facing southeast
Detail of northwest staircase, facing south
Detail of northwest staircase railing, facing south
Detail of lamppost and north railing, facing west
Detail of lamppost and northwest console at western end, facing southeast
Detail of northwest console at western end, facing south
Detail of plaque on northeast arch abutment pylon from deck, facing north
Detail of plaque on north railing at eastern end, facing north


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