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Thursday, 16 February 2017 01:00

Bridge demolition for metro’s construction in downtown LA (video)

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info

A short bridge was demolished in downtown LA, as it was standing in the way of the Regional Connector project, the city’s metro line extension. The bridge, leading to Hope Street, was built in the area where the construction of the 2nd Street/Hope Station is taking place. The station will serve the northwest part of DTLA, including Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Broad, the Los Angeles Music Center, MOCA and many offices and residences in the area.

Regional Connector constructors took the 65-ft bridge down in one’s day time, using hydraulic jackhammers mounted on two excavators. Then, workers broke down the rubble into smaller pieces in order for it to be hauled away.

The Regional Connector, a 1.9 mile underground tunnel, is expected to open in 2021, adding three below-ground stations in DTLA and connecting Gold, Expo, and Blue Lines. 

Source: LA curbed

 

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