Officials have broken ground on a project to build a bridge to carry pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians over the Los Angeles River between sprawling Griffith Park and a neighborhood on the eastern bank.
The $16.1 million, cable-stayed bridge will span more than 300 feet. It will help connect equestrian stables in Atwater Village with horse trails in 4,210-acre (1,704-hectare) Griffith Park. Horses will cross on a deck separate from one used by hikers and cyclists.
Officials said during ceremonies Monday that it will also help people experience the river, which is the focus of extensive revitalization efforts.
Completion is expected in late 2019.