Cemex Helps with Iconic LA Bridge Replacement

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VICTORVILLE – Cemex USA is providing concrete, along with 67,000 tons of aggregates from the Victorville plant, for the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles — the replacement of the iconic Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge. The total cost of the project is estimated at $588 million and expected to be completed in summer 2022.

The original 3,500-foot bridge, which has served as a backdrop in several feature films, was built in 1932 as a vital transportation link across the Los Angeles River to connect Boyle Heights with the Arts District. Over the years, the structure has deteriorated, leading to several repairs and now, the current replacement process.

The Victorville plant – located on E Street, south of the Mojave River, is supplying aggregates  –  sand, gravel, or crushed stone that, along with water and portland cement,  is an essential ingredient in concrete.

“The Sixth Street Viaduct is one of the memorable landmarks in Los Angeles, and Cemex is proud to help give it a much-needed update,” said Bryan Forgey, Cemex USA Vice President/General Manager Ready-Mix—Southern California. “Cemex is deeply rooted in Southern California. Materials we produce here, stay here, so we can build a better future for our families, neighbors and communities.”

Architect Michael Maltzan designed the replacement featuring wide sidewalks, 10-foot-wide bike lanes, as well as improved access for cars. The viaduct’s base will also feature a new 12-acre park with access to the river.

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