Photo from the UCLA Samueli website

Civil and environmental engineering alumnus Julie Allen, B.S. ‘92 headed the conception and construction of the newly opened Sixth Street Bridge in Los Angeles. The bridge connects the Arts District with LA’s Eastside. 

Allen served as principal civil engineer for seven years for the project. According to Allen, “It was extremely important that we created a new iconic landmark for the residents since the bridge we were replacing was so cherished by the community.”

A new Sixth Street Bridge was built as a replacement for the original one built in 1932, which had been slowly breaking down. The new bridge can now withstand a seismic event with a magnitude of 7.8 or higher. 

More information can be found in the UCLA Samueli article, “Bridging the Gap: How Julie Allen ‘92 Brought LA’s Sixth Street Viaduct to Life”.

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