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Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 1

Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

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When engineers in the late 1930s conceived the idea of encasing a 51-mile sprawling waterway in concrete it made sense -- two massive storms had just caused highly destructive and…

Filling the shoes of Lewis MacAdams

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One of LA’s landmarks is the Sixth Street Bridge, an 80-year old viaduct connecting Boyle Heights to downtown with a 3500 feet span.

A New Direction for the Sixth Street Bridge

One of LA’s landmarks is the Sixth Street Bridge, an 80-year old viaduct connecting Boyle Heights to downtown with a 3500 feet span.

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