The new Taylor Yard Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Project broke ground in April 2019 and opened to the public in March 2022. https://lamayor.org/mayor-garcetti-celebrates-opening-taylor-yard-bicycle-and-pedestrian-bridge-0
The project's design and construction was overseen by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. The design team consisted of SPF:architects, Arup, Tetra Tech, and Hood Design. The project's general contractor was Ortiz Enterprises.
The distinctive, orange steel bridge connects the Elysian Valley community to the planned Taylor Yard G2 River Park on the east side of the LA River. The bridge is designed for bike and pedestrian use, is 400 feet long, and is supported by abutments and a concrete pier in the center of the river. The steel structure is 30 feet high and 27 feet wide. For more information on the bridge's design, please visit: https://www.spfa.com/work/rumblefish-a-k-a-taylor-yard-bridge
This bridge would not have been possible without close coordination between City of Los Angeles Councilmembers Gil Cedillo (District 1) and Mitch O'Farrell (District 13), City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Assemblymember Wendy Carillo, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration, City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles County Flood Control District, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Toxic Substance Control, California Public Utilities Commission, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.