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Councilmember José Huizar will host a free Sixth Street Bridge Farewell Festival and Concert for the iconic Sixth Street Bridge on Saturday Oct. 24th, featuring performances by: War | Aloe Blacc | Graciela Beltran | Angela & Leonardo Aguilar | Bullet & Snowfox | Buyepongo | The Cold & Lovely | 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; 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.

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 a major 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 FOR CONSTRUCTION The bridge is tentatively 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.

Preparations

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Preparations

Bridge Model

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Bridge Model

Artwork on the Bridge

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Artwork on the Bridge

Views on and from the Bridge

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Views on and from the Bridge

Portraits on the Bridge

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Portraits on the Bridge

Booths and Vendors

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Booths and Vendors

VIP Area

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VIP Area

Subsuelo

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Subsuelo

Words from Councilmember Huizar and Intros

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Words from Councilmember Huizar and Intros

Visit from Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas

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Visit from Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas

Bullet and Snowfox

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Bullet and Snowfox

The Cold and Lovely

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The Cold and Lovely

Graciela Beltrán

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Graciela Beltrán

Angela and Leonardo Aguilar

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Angela and Leonardo Aguilar

Aloe Blacc

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Aloe Blacc

War

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War

Photographer's Picks

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Photographer's Picks

Fireworks

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Fireworks