Art Bridge Reconnecting LA River

A Bridge to reconnect Los Angeles to its river

The Los Angeles River must  be reconnected to the  city of Los Angeles (read the post about The Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan) and  The Art Bridgedesigned  by Why Architecture associated with Judith Baca of SPARC ,could be an interesting example of a sustainable infrastructure because of the smart use of recycled materials. It could become a  symbol of regeneration. In fact the bridge structure is built  from trash salvaged from the river itself : concrete, plastic bottles , shopping cart and  recycled cans, glass and tire.  Moreover Photovoltaic panels on the canopy will generate electricity  during the  night.

From the bridge it will be possible to admire the Great Wall of Los Angeles mural by artist/muralist Judith Baca , and ,walking across this bridge, visitors may experience in a different way the Los Angeles River and  read about the history of the city. This mural  is one of the most spectacular murals in Los Angeles and it  portrays the history of California from pre-history to now,  placing more  emphasis on the history of minorities and civil rights.

Not a simple bridge but  an absolute symbol of sustainability and an example for the challenges that MEGALOPOLIS like LOS ANGELES have to face.

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