The contract has been won by joint venture contractors Skanska and Stacy &Witbeck. The new structure, known as 'The Ribbon of Light', was created by Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan and consultant HNTB. It is intendwed to be a Los Angeles landmark to replace the original bridge, which was built in 1932 and was used to represent Los Angeles in countless movies, music videos and TV.
The same joint venture team has already demolished the original structure under a separate contract and won the contract for the new bridge’s foundations, which is already well under way. The new viaduct will be opened to traffic in 2020.