Video Interlude: The Life and Death of the Last Steel Truss Bridge on the LA River

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Toward the end of its life, the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge pitted preservationists who wanted to see it turned into park space against officials who considered it unsafe and wanted it torn down; in the end, the bridge and its supporters lost the fight. Here to make sure that Historic-Cultural Monument #908, the last steel truss bridge to span the LA River, is not forgotten, is ace LA tour guide Tom of Tom Explores Los Angeles. He offers a condensed history of the rise and fall of the bridge, a peek at the park that could have been, and some great views of the bridge that no one will ever see again.

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