I know nothing about bridges, but here are a few facts. The Fourth Street Bridge was built in 1931. The bridge allows vehicles and pedestrians to cross over the Los Angeles river, and it replaced the last wooden bridge over the river downtown. The bridge is adorned in Gothic Revival detail. The porticos, lighting standards, and railing are all inspired by Gothic architecture; they feel as if they've been lifted from an early European cathedral! For this post and the next, I'm sharing some of the sights you will see when you walk the bridge. It's a really interesting area, and I hope to go back sometime for more photos!
|Walking West at the start of the Fourth Street Bridge|
|View north; railroad tracks skirt both sides of the LA River.|
|LA is a pronounced mix of old and decaying with new and modern.|
|View from the Fourth Street Bridge into abandoned building|
|View from Fourth Street Bridge looking north towards downtown and blue LA skies!!|
Happy Skywatch Friday, and have a great weekend. Click on this link Skywatch Friday to see more great skies from around the world. Check back in a day or two for more photos from LA's Fourth Street Bridge!