City of Los Angeles officials were joined by state, county and community leaders to break ground on the Taylor Yard Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over the Los Angeles River that will connect Elysian Valley to Cypress Park.
The bridge will be approximately 400 feet long with an 18-foot passageway for cyclists and pedestrians and will feature a bright orange color with a structure intended to evoke classic railway bridges. The design and construction of the project is being led by the Bureau of Engineering.
"The L.A. River is an iconic destination for people across Los Angeles -- and this groundbreaking is an important milestone in our work to build a more sustainable and connected city," said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
"Our work is making communities safer and healthier, as we continue to bring communities along the river closer together," said City Engineer Gary Lee Moore.