HOLLENBACK BRIDGE MAKES A COME BACK
Groundbreaking Ceremony for a famous landmark
Los Angeles - For over five years, the Hollenbeck Bridge has been closed to the public due to much needed repairs—but times are a changing. The famous bridge, which has been around since the 1890's, will be making a come back very soon!
The Department of Recreation and Parks held an official Groundbreaking Ceremony on February 26, 2009 for the bridge that sits over Hollenbeck Lake. Designed to resemble a famous turn on China’s Yangtze River, Hollenbeck Bridge was often used in the silent comedy films in the 1920's.
The ceremony marked the start of the removal and replacement of timber decks, stringers and railings so that the bridge conforms to new standards of structural integrity and satisfies safety concerns. The bridge should be restored to its former glory in the next several months.
Jane Kolb: (213) 202-2694