The $10 million bridge, funded by contributions from two couples, was built between Vermont and Hillhurst avenues. The Courier claims it will be “the only hospital bridge on Route 66.”
The bridge links the hospital’s research and patient-care facilities.
From the news release:
The 92-foot, 40-ton steel frame of the walkway was constructed off site and towed in 3/10 of a mile in October, with traffic control by the same firm that directed the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s historical tour through Los Angeles. […]
The bridge […] will provide safe passage for the hundreds of hospital staff who cross Sunset Boulevard at all hours, 365 days a year.
The Mother Road is littered with underground tunnels for pedestrians. But I’m hard-pressed to think of any overhead pedestrian bridges on Route 66. Can anyone recall any?
UPDATE: A reader pointed out an obvious pedestrian overpass on Route 66 — the one at the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa.
And Scott Piotrowski, who knows more about Route 66 in Los Angeles County than just about anyone, points out that the section of Sunset where the hospital is located is not Route 66. So the newspaper got that wrong, and I didn’t catch the error.