“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Shakespeare Bridge


Shakespeare Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 12, 2021
1. Shakespeare Bridge Marker
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.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 12, 2021
2. Shakespeare Bridge and Marker
The marker is at lower right.
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0.7 miles away); Silver Lake & Ivanhoe Reservoirs (approx. 0.8 miles away); Barnsdall Art Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Arts and Crafts Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hollyhock House (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. It is 260 feet long and 30 feet wide. The bridge was rebuilt in 1998 due to concerns that the structure might not be stable in 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.

Located one block to the southwest is The Prospect Studios. Opened in 1913 as the Vitagraph Studios producing silent movies, it became Warner Brothers in 1927 and produced the first film with synchronized sound, The Jazz Singer. In 1948 it became ABC Television Center. Shows filmed here include General Hospital, Lawrence Welk, Barney Miller, and the original game shows Family Feud, Let’s Make A Deal, The Dating
Shakespeare Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 12, 2021
3. Shakespeare Bridge
Game, and The Newlywed Game. Today it is owned by Disney Studios.
Additional keywords. ABC, Television Center, The Prospect Studios, Vitagraph Studios, Warner Brothers
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Jun. 25, 2022