6th St Bridge Farewell Festival

6th St Bridge Farewell Festival

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Councilmember José Huizar will host a free Sixth Street Bridge Farewell Festival and Concert for the iconic Sixth Street Bridge featuring performances by: 

War | Aloe Blacc | Graciela Beltran | Angela & Leonardo Aguilar | Bullet & Snowfox | Buyepongo | The Cold & Lovely | DJ Crew Subsuelo.

This family friendly event will kick off at 2 p.m. and include children’s games and activities, food trucks, community booths, live mural paintings by local artists, as well as 6th Street Bridge Art exhibits from Art Share L.A. The evening will end with a fireworks show overlooking the Sixth Street Bridge.

Sponsors for the free celebration include Art Share LA; City of L.A. Bureau of Engineering; City of L.A. Sixth Street Viaduct; FilmLA; LADWP; Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council; Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council; LARABA; AC Martin; Angel City Brewery; Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP; Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center; CH2M hill; City Plants; Dale Goldsmith - Hudson Pacific Properties; Eastside Luv; HNTB; Los Angeles County Bike Coalition; L.A. Downtown News; Michael Maltzan Architecture; Silverlake Wine; Skanska - Stacy and Witbeck; and Vallarta Supermarkets.

While the event is free, attendees are encouraged to RSVP on the 6th Street Bridge Farewell Festival Facebook Event Page

WHY THE 6TH ST BRIDGE NEEDS TO BE REBUILT

The existing bridge must come down because it was built with materials that are deteriorating and eating itself up from the inside. The alkali-silica reaction threatens the long-term integrity of the bridge, where there's a 70% chance of it coming down in an earthquake over the next 50 years. The City of Los Angeles is replacing it with a new iconic bridge, one that will last many decades while incorporating one of the original bridge’s distinct arches into the public space that will be built on site.

BRIDGE CLOSING, OPENING DATES

Currently, the bridge is tenatively scheduled to close on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, with demolition to start on Friday, January 8, 2015.

The new bridge, designed by Michael Maltzan, is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018 and the public space beneath it in 2019.

WHEN
October 24, 2015 at 2pm - 10pm
WHERE
Sixth Street Viaduct
East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Boyle Heights Office · 323-526-9332
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6th St Bridge Farewell Festival

 6thStreetBridgeFarewell.jpg

Councilmember José Huizar will host a free Sixth Street Bridge Farewell Festival and Concert for the iconic Sixth Street Bridge featuring performances by: 

War | Aloe Blacc | Graciela Beltran | Angela & Leonardo Aguilar | Bullet & Snowfox | Buyepongo | The Cold & Lovely | DJ Crew Subsuelo.

This family friendly event will kick off at 2 p.m. and include children’s games and activities, food trucks, community booths, live mural paintings by local artists, as well as 6th Street Bridge Art exhibits from Art Share L.A. The evening will end with a fireworks show overlooking the Sixth Street Bridge.

Sponsors for the free celebration include Art Share LA; City of L.A. Bureau of Engineering; City of L.A. Sixth Street Viaduct; FilmLA; LADWP; Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council; Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council; LARABA; AC Martin; Angel City Brewery; Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP; Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center; CH2M hill; City Plants; Dale Goldsmith - Hudson Pacific Properties; Eastside Luv; HNTB; Los Angeles County Bike Coalition; L.A. Downtown News; Michael Maltzan Architecture; Silverlake Wine; Skanska - Stacy and Witbeck; and Vallarta Supermarkets.

While the event is free, attendees are encouraged to RSVP on the 6th Street Bridge Farewell Festival Facebook Event Page

WHY THE 6TH ST BRIDGE NEEDS TO BE REBUILT

The existing bridge must come down because it was built with materials that are deteriorating and eating itself up from the inside. The alkali-silica reaction threatens the long-term integrity of the bridge, where there's a 70% chance of it coming down in an earthquake over the next 50 years. The City of Los Angeles is replacing it with a new iconic bridge, one that will last many decades while incorporating one of the original bridge’s distinct arches into the public space that will be built on site.

BRIDGE CLOSING, OPENING DATES

Currently, the bridge is tenatively scheduled to close on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, with demolition to start on Friday, January 8, 2015.

The new bridge, designed by Michael Maltzan, is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018 and the public space beneath it in 2019.

WHEN
October 24, 2015 at 2pm - 10pm
WHERE
Sixth Street Viaduct
East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Boyle Heights Office · 323-526-9332
15 RSVPS

Who's RSVPing

Will you come?


Showing 4 reactions

  • rsvped +4 2015-10-23 11:45:30 -0700
  • rsvped +2 2015-10-23 11:35:44 -0700
  • rsvped +2 2015-10-22 19:01:29 -0700
  • rsvped +3 2015-10-22 14:59:52 -0700
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