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Title
L.A. Cable Railways' Downey Ave. Viaduct
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1889?]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
In 1888 a cable line succeeded the old horse car line which went over the old North Spring Street bridge to Downey Avenue, East Los Angeles. The cables were carried over the Southern Pacific freight yard to the bridge on this old viaduct. It's use was abandoned in 1904 and it was torn down in 1910. Counting this old viaduct as a part of the old North Spring Street bridge, that ancient wooden structure was more than two miles long. Downey Avenue is now the portion of North Broadway east of the Los Angeles River. This view shows the entrance to the viaduct (#3). Duplicate of view 2.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00012826
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
S-001-030 4x5; Transportation-Cable cars.
CARL0000021130
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/86431
Subject
Cable cars (Streetcars)--California--Los Angeles
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles

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