Seventh Street Viaduct

Built in 1929 on top of an existing streetcar bridge (from 1910), the Seventh Street Viaduct appears to be a double-decker bridge, but is really only navigable on one level. This cut construction costs considerably, although the foundation did have to be updated to compensate for the additional traffic and weight of automobiles. While the top part of the bridge is classically adorned with a sculpted railing and decorative lighting, the older, bottom section of the bridge reflects an earlier period of architecture, allowing the Seventh Street Viaduct to be an interesting example of two different styles of early 20th century construction in Los Angeles.

Above is a video portrait of the Seventh Street Bridge.

The Seventh Street Bridge
Enjoy this video portrait of one of downtown L.A.'s most iconic bridges.


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