North Broadway-Buena Vista Bridge

The North Broadway-Buena Vista Bridge is one of several structures that pass across the Los Angeles River northeast beyond downtown.  Railroad tracks are adjacent to the river on banks.  The bridge has been modified over the years, but has been in use for street traffic since 1911; it once carried local trolley rails. 

The Gold Line shops are beyond the bridge, out of sight to the left, beyond the first span.  The light rail route continues and rises to cross Metrolink and Amtrak, and the intermittent and channelized waterway.  From that point on it assumes the right of way of the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, which it then uses for much of the rest of way out to Pasadena.

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