‘History in the making’New 6th Street Bridge in SoCal wows residents

On Saturday, thousands of people from Southern California came out for the 6th Street Bridge’s opening.

The bridge links the eastside and downtown. “history in the making,”Lorise Soto, a Culver City resident, said so.

“Just wanted to be with everybody and see what was going on and experience it firsthand,”Soto was added.

People were busy partying on the bridge, which measures 100 feet wide, while listening to music.

“This is fantastic. One of the reasons we built it was it could be a social gathering place,”Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer

The most expensive bridge project in L.A. History was $588 million. It replaces the original bridge that was built in 1932. This bridge has been featured as the backdrop to many blockbuster movies including “Grease.”

It is not surprising that lowriders and classic cars were invited to the festivities, considering its history.

“I’ve been cruising in L.A. for a long time,” said Covina resident Eddie Solis. “Now the way they’ve redone it is very nice, very beautiful, lights coming on at the perfect time.”

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