The Slow Death of the Venice Short Line Viaduct

By Ralph Cantos

La Cienega bridge-1953.  Three years after the moronic abandonment of the Venice Short Line. the massive bridge stands proud,  looking almost new, stripped bare of rails and overhead. This view looks north from the south side of the intersection..


Standing atop the abandoned bridge,  looking towards Downtown  Los Angeles. Today, this same view is dominated by the Santa Monica Quagmire.


From the south side of Venice Bl at La Cienega, looking towards the west, demolition is well underway in this 1964 view.


Just a few miles from Venice and La Cienega Blvds., the Pico-San Vicente viaduct demolition is well under way also.

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  • David+Moser

    The June 10, 1929 edition of PE magazine details construction of this overpass.

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