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Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Shakespeare Bridge

1926

 
 
Shakespeare Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 12, 2021
1. Shakespeare Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
With Gothic arches and turrets
is a picturesque, useful span serving Franklin Avenue.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 126 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Art Department, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1974 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 126.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 6.325′ N, 118° 16.803′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Franklin Avenue 0.4 miles east of Hillhurst Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4118 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Disney Studio Site (approx. half a mile away); St. Mary of the Angels Church (approx. half a mile away); El Pueblo de Los Angeles (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hooray for Hollywood (approx.
Shakespeare Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 12, 2021
2. Shakespeare Bridge and Marker
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0.7 miles away); Hollyhock House (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Mulholland Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Mulholland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kaiser Permanente (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Shakespeare Bridge. The bridge is made of concrete and named after famous playwright William Shakespeare. Its length is 260 feet, and its width is 30 feet. The bridge was rebuilt in 1998 due to concerns that the structure might not be stable in the event of an earthquake. As part of the seismic retrofit, the deck, sidewalks, and railings were removed and reconstructed using reinforced concrete. All of the rebuilding was done in an effort to preserve the historic appearance of the bridge.
 
Shakespeare Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 12, 2021
3. Shakespeare Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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