Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Bridge Mix"

6th St. Bridge over dry L.A. River
I'm quite excited about this spring's tour sponsored by the Los Angeles Conservancy. It's called SPANNING HISTORY: THE BRIDGES OF THE LOS ANGELES RIVER. In addition to these bridges spanning the Los Angeles River and connecting the Eastside with the Westside of Los Angeles, the bridges and the L.A. River have been used in tons of photo shoots and movies over the years. A few films I can think of, Chinatown, Grease, Escape from L.A. and Volcano. One of my favorite L.A. rock bands, The Blazers shot their album cover on the First Street Bridge. Most of these bridges were built in the late 1920's/early 1930's. Whenever I'm driving on one of the bridges I feel the history of Los Angeles beneath my wheels.

For ticket and tour info: Check here.

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3 Comments:

At 2:27 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tour and history sound fascinating, Ellen. Thanks for the tip.

Mae
Westwood

 
At 4:52 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so funny. My daughter and I are watching Grease this week and I immediately recognized this area from the photo.

Julie

 
At 6:52 PM PDT, Blogger mehitabel said...

Sounds like fun! I love some of the older bridges--have driven over them many many times. Of course, coming from Mass. I am used to lots of bridges, but I think my favorite was the old Chain of Rocks bridge over the Mississippi River. One of these years, I want to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

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