Upcoming L.A. River Bridges events

Press release:

Thursday, April 10, 7pm at the Getty Center
FREE. Advance reservations required.

As part of its Conservation Matters lecture series, the Getty Conservation Institute hosts a spirited discussion about the debated future plans for the bridges.  Moderated by Larry Mantle, host of 89.3 KPCC’s AirTalk, the panel will include: Eric DeLony, noted bridge historian and author of Landmark American Bridges Gary Lee Moore, City Engineer of the City of Los Angeles Glen Dake, landscape architect and City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commissioner.

For reservations call (310) 440-7300.

Sunday, April 13, 10am–4 pm
$30, $25 for LAC and FoLAR members; $10 for children 12 and under. Bridge guide available with admission.

This tour and activity day explores the First, Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Street bridges, all of which span the river between downtown and Boyle Heights.  Sites along both banks of the river will feature presentations, explorations, and hands-on activities for both adults and children.  Topics will include architectural history and movie lore, river science and ecology, bridge building and engineering, and the Los Angeles River master plan.  Tour will include special access into the L.A. River basin.

Events co-presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Friends of the Los Angeles  River, and the Getty Conservation Institute.  For information and tickets, visit http://www.laconservancy.org/bridges or call (213) 623-2489.

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