8 Images of the 6th Street Bridge’s Slow Death

More than half of the historic span has bit the dust

Construction workers are in the midst of tearing down the 84-year-old Sixth Street Viaduct connecting the Arts District to Boyle Heights and have hauled nearly 2,000 feet of the 3,500-foot long bridge, Eastsider LA reports. The blog also notes that part of the bridge’s arch will be saved and featured as part of a new 8-acre green space to be built below the viaduct’s replacement.

The viaduct closed in January—complete with raucous party—because the bridge is structurally deficient. Its striking new iteration will offer loads of amenities, including walkways, bike paths, and the aforementioned park. The new Sixth Street bridge should open in 2019.

Thank you to Chris Higgins of Arbitrary Photography for these beautiful pics. Follow Chris on Instagram @bearbitrary.