Ballona Creek Channel: Culver Blvd. Bridge – Los Angeles CA

City:
Los Angeles, CA

Site Type:
Flood and Erosion Control, Infrastructure and Utilities, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels

New Deal Agencies:
Army Corps of Engineers, Federal & Military Operations

Completed:
1937

Designer:
Army Corps of Engineers and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The federal government in the form of the US Army Corps of Engineers played an instrumental role in developing the Ballona Creek waterway in Los Angeles, which helps drain the Los Angeles basin from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

The section from the Pacific Ocean to Vista del Mar was started in 1938 and completed in 1939. The Vista del Mar to La Salle Ave section was started in 1935 and completed in 1936. The La Salle Ave. to Washington Blvd. section was started 1938 and completed 1939. The Washington Blvd. to Redondo Blvd. section was started in 1936 and completed in 1937.

A number of bridges that cross over the channel were also New Deal projects including La Cienega Boulevard (1937) Washington Boulevard (1938) Higuera Street (1938) Duquesne Avenue (1938) Overland Avenue (1938) Inglewood Boulevard (1937) Lincoln Boulevard/State Route 1 (1937) Culver Boulevard (1937).

Except for the Culver Blvd and Lincoln Blvd bridges that have concrete guard rails, all have similar steel stringer designs with ornate metal guard rails.

Source notes

Wikipedia - Ballona Creek Operation and Maintenance Manual LA District Corps of Engineers www.Bridgehunter.com

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on October 18, 2016.

Location Info


Culver Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Coordinates: 33.974189, -118.433600

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