August 12, 2006

Footbridge Over Muddled Water

A generous Studio City reader noticed my mistaken assumption about Atwater Village's footbridge. I assumed it was the only pedestrian overpass (not counting sidewalks on street bridges) crossing the Los Angeles River. Others make the same mistake. But Google Earth, he says, reveals at least 10 LA River footbridges:

  • Canoga Park: Variel Ave. (between Canoga & DeSoto)
  • Reseda: VanAlden Ave. (bet. Tampa & Wilbur)
  • Reseda: Amigo Ave. (bet. Wilbur & Reseda)
  • Reseda: Etiwanda Ave./Reseda Park (east of Reseda)
  • Studio City: Sherman Oaks: Rye St./Sunnyslope Ave. (bet. Woodman & Fulton)
  • Studio City: Laurelgrove Ave. (bet. Whitsett & Laurel Canyon)
  • Studio City: Colfax Ave. (across from CBS)
  • Griffith Park: Mariposa St. (east of Equestrian Center)
  • Atwater Village: Sunnynook Dr. (south of Los Feliz) (also crosses I-5)
  • Paramount/Lynwood: North of Rosecrans
"Passable" bridges, to his knowledge, are the last two in Studio City, the one in Griffith Park and the one in Atwater Village (also known as the Sunnynook footbridge). The others neither he nor I have seen. Yet.

Click pictures for satellite images, links for street maps and directions:

Griffith Park: Mariposa east of Equestrian Center

Atwater Village: Sunnynook south of Los Feliz

Paramount/Lynwood: North of Rosecrans near I-710

[Top image from Sunnynook footbridge slide show]


LA City Nerd said...

The Rye St. Bridge is famous... google it. Also, it's in Sherman Oaks not Studio City.

Also, there is a ped/bike bridge in the Sepulveda Basin.

blogger said...

Changed it to Sherman Oaks, thanks. And that Rye St. Bridge seems like it's been quite a political football! Poli Sci master's thesis, anyone? - AVN