Downtown Bridges

Los Angeles, California 90189

Downtown Bridges

Downtown Bridges Professional Review and Guide

"The beauty of the Los Angeles River through downtown derives not from its natural wonders, but from its urban ones. This walk features four of the more than a dozen prominent historic bridges dating from 1910 to 1932. These bridges are monuments to civic pride, featuring graceful arches and a variety of intricate ornamental details, all demonstrating that public infrastructure can be lasting, beautiful, and functional. Please note that this walk is best enjoyed on weekends, when the weekday truck traffic is absent from this industrial area."

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"Metered parking is available on Grand Ave., north of Hope Place.

At first glance, downtown Los Angeles’ financial district—with its anonymous mirrored-glass skyscrapers that could be from just about any modern metropolis—lacks personality. But take some time to explore what’s hidden among all those tall buildings, and you’ll discover several of downtown’s treasures, such as the innovative architecture of the Central Library, the extravagant interior of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Begin on Grand Avenue between Hope Place and Fifth Street and head southwest, toward Fifth Street."

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Trail Information

Los Angeles
Nearby City
2.5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Best in dry season
Season

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Oct 2018