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There’s a FREE Festival to Say Farewell to the 6th Street Bridge This Saturday in DTLA

October 22, 2015 by Brian Champlin

You’ve probably been hearing for awhile that the 6th Street Bridge in Downtown Los Angeles was not long for this world, and that its demolition was just over the horizon.

Well, now it’s time to say goodbye.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar has helped put together a FREE Farewell Festival and Concert to commemorate the final chapter of the iconic Bridge this Saturday, October 24.

The event kicks off around 2:00pm and will include a whole gambit of activities, from children’s games to food trucks to community booths to live mural paintings by local artists

6th Street Bridge Art exhibits from Art Share L.A. will be on display and music will be provided by a lineup that includes War, Aloe Blacc, Graciela Beltran, and more.

The evening will conclude with a fireworks show overlooking the viaduct.

Sixth Street Bridge

Credit: Amatullah Guyot

While the event will celebrate the end, it’ll still be a few months before the bridge is officially out of commission.

The 6th Street Bridge is tentatively scheduled to close on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, with demolition to take place on Friday, January 8, 2016.

A new bridge, designed by Michael Maltzan, is scheduled for completion by sometime around the end of 2018 with an adjacent public below to open in 2019.

For more information on Sunday’s festivities, visit the official Facebook Event invite page.

ALSO: You can hear Councilmember Huizar talk about this weekend’s event on the latest episode of the This is The City podcast, hosted by friend of the blog Gerren Kelsaw. Check it out!

[h/t: Time Out LA]

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