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READ in Architect Magazine: LA's Sixth Street Viaduct Gets Another Star Turn

Posted on 09/10/2021
Picture of old Sixth Street Bridge at street level

There are the buildings and structures you remember from a specific movie—and then there are those you remember from every movie. The original Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles had become a familiar sight for locals and tourists alike. Built in 1932, the double-arched viaduct bridge spans 3,500 feet of mostly industrial lowland and the concrete canyon of the Los Angeles River, linking the downtown’s Arts District to Boyle Heights to the east. It was a symbol of hard-edged urban America—and one of the country’s most filmed pieces of infrastructure, with appearances in Grease (1978), Repo Man (1984), and countless episodes of Charlie’s Angels and Hill Street Blues.

Read the full article in Architect Magazine.