The art of transit

photo by Alan Weeks, via Metro Transportation Library and Archive’s Flickr page

Great shot of the old Glendale Line streetcar crossing the Los Angeles River in April, 1952. As many locals know, the bridge abutments are still there but the span is gone. The photo was taken from the Hyperion Avenue Bridge, looking south. Here’s a contemporary view, from Google Maps:

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2 replies

  1. It always makes me wonder what the city would be like if parts of the system had survived and we also built out a Metro Rail system. L.A. might be quite a different place.