Above are some photos taken over the last several weeks of work on the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the 8.5-mile light rail line with eight new stations that will run between the Expo Line and the Green Line. Metro is planning to open the project in the fall of 2019.
A later project will add a station at Aviation and 96th Street that will serve as the transfer point to the future LAX people mover that will have three stations serving airport passenger terminals. That station — also known as the Airport Metro Connector — will serve trains on the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Green Line and many Metro and other muni buses.
The $2.058-billion project is funded mostly by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by L.A. County voters in 2008.
Here is map of the Crenshaw/LAX Line:
As for the 405 bridge, the old bridge will remain after the new one is completed. It is being considered for use as part of Inglewood’s active transportation plan but nothing has been decided as for its use.
Editor, The Source
IIRC the contractor is using the old Santa Fe bridge to support the forms for the new bridge. I don’t remember if the old bridge will be removed after completion …………. Steve?
Hey everyone —
I’ve asked the project team to answer your question — I’m not sure off the top of my head. I did find this rendering in the environmental study for the project: http://media.metro.net/projects_studies/crenshaw/images/FEIS_FEIR/2.0_Alternatives_Considered.pdf on page 2-26. Looks like regular rail bridge, albeit new one.
I’ll leave follow-up comment after I hear back from team.
Editor, The Source
Looks like three (3) levels!
I am also mystified!
Hey Steve, can you explain the odd, double height nature of the bridge over the 405?
Will one direction of travel run on top of the other, as opposed to side by side? Or is it like a path for emergency access?
It is my understanding that the exisitng rail bridge is being used as a support for the falsework of the new bridge. Eventually, after construction, the old bridge will be demolished and the new bridge will be the only one left. Steve, If I have this wrong, let me know.
Ooops, looks like it will stay in place! My mistake