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Watch a time-lapse video of the 6th Street Bridge getting demolished

First phase of the demolition of the first 250 feet of the iconic 6th Street Viaduct that crossed the US 101 freeway. Watch 40 hours collapsed to about 8 minutes.
First phase of the demolition of the first 250 feet of the iconic 6th Street Viaduct that crossed the US 101 freeway. Watch 40 hours collapsed to about 8 minutes.
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Forty hours done, about nine more months to go.

The first demolition phase of the the Sixth Street Viaduct began on the evening of Feb. 5 and ended the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. 

That’s after hundreds of Angelenos bid their farewell to the beloved 84-year-old bridge, and Mayor Eric Garcetti performed a slow jam PSA about the 101 Freeway's closure for the demolition. 

Starting with crews putting construction equipment into place and ending with debris settling, this time lapse from Caltrans shows the 40 hours in which the first 250 feet of the bridge came down.

A chemical reaction in the concrete had forced the city of Los Angeles to embark on a $449 million project to replace the Sixth Street Bridge with a new viaduct, which is expected to be completed in 2019.