This bridge in Frogtown will cost Los Angeles $21.7 million

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UPDATE: The bridge was approved, 11-0.

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday will consider a $21.7 million bicycle bridge, connecting the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail in Elysian Valley (commonly known as Frogtown) to what will soon be one of LA’s largest parks alongside the restored river.

The Taylor Yard Bikeway Pedestrian Bridge would span the Los Angeles River, with its northern abutment along Kerr Road, with its southern abutment adjacent to the Los Angeles River Greenway Trail between Altman Street and Dorris Place. Crosswalks would be added along Future Street, at San Fernando Road and Cypress Avenue.

The bridge, designed by Los Angeles-based Studio Pali Fekete Architects, would be funded through money accepted from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Construction costs are estimated to be $19.2 million, while engineering and administrative costs are at $2.5 million, according to the Department of Public Works.

If built, the Taylor Yard Bikeway Pedestrian Bridge would be one of many new bridges designed to link bicycle routes around LA, including one connecting Glendale to Griffith Park and another connecting the park to Atwater Village. Construction would begin this summer.

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