6th Street Bridge
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6th Street Bridge

The demolition of the 6th Street Bridge continued on Saturday evening.

 (Michael Robinson Chávez / Los Angeles Times)
6th Street Bridge

The demolition of the 6th Street Bridge continued on Saturday evening.

 (Michael Robinson Chávez / Los Angeles Times)
6th Street Bridge

A portion of the 6th Street Bridge that passes over the 101 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles is demolished on Feb. 6, 2016.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
6th Street Bridge

Demolition crews make quick work on the 6th Street Bridge. Completion of a $445-million replacement span is scheduled for late 2019.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
6th Street Bridge

Heavy machinery equipped with powerful hydraulic jackhammers turns a section of the 6th Street Bridge, where it passes over the 101 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles, into rubble and dust.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
101 Freeway Closure

A view of the closed 101 Freeway, right, and rerouted traffic on the 5 Freeway from 7th Street. The freeway closure has been dubbed #101SlowJam.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
101 Freeway Closure

A view of a nearly empty 101 Freeway from 4th Street.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
6th Street Bridge

Demolition crews take down the east portal of the 6th Street Bridge.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
6th Street Bridge

Onlookers gather at Jessie and Clarence streets to watch the demolition work.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
101 Freeway Closure

A skateboarder whizzes by the 101 Freeway as demolition crews work on the 6th Street Bridge on Saturday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
101 Freeway closure

Authorities shut down the freeway in Boyle Heights so that demolition crews could begin removing the 6th Street Bridge.

 (Michael Robinson Chvez / Los Angeles Times)
101 Freeway closure

Officials say the 84-year-old 6th Street Bridge must be removed because of chemical deterioration in its concrete.

 (Michael Robinson Chvez / Los Angeles Times)
101 Freeway closure

Equipment sits ready to begin the destruction of the 6th Street Bridge.

 

 (Michael Robinson Chvez / Los Angeles Times)
Freeway closure

The 101 Freeway between the 10 and 5 through Boyle Heights is vacant Friday night. 

 (Michael Robinson Chávez / Los Angeles Times)
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