1st Street bridge to reopen after four-year widening project
City officials, including City Council members Jan Perry and Jose Huizar and Board of Public Works Commissioner Valerie Lynne Shaw, are set to attend the 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting on the north side of the bridge between Vignes Street and Mission Road.
The bridge over the Los Angeles River was built in 1929. It was closed to clear a path for the Gold Line eastside extension linking Boyle Heights to downtown and to make more room for westbound traffic.
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: Crews work on the 1st Street bridge over the Los Angeles River in 2008 as it was being widened to make room for the Gold Line extension. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times