LOS ANGELES - Metro unveiled its new pedestrian bridge that safely connects travelers from the Red Line station to Universal Studios Hollywood.
The 400-foot L-shaped bridge that stands more than 20 feet above Lankershim Boulevard connects the Metro Universal City/Studio City station with the Universal Studios tram stop. By rising above Lankershim, it creates safe passage for Metro passengers who until now had to cross the busy intersection to reach the free shuttle to Universal Studios.
The new $29 million bridge, which began construction in July 2014, conforms to ADA standards and features covered elevators and escalators that protect against the elements. The bridge is an open-air design and is enclosed with wire mesh for safety. It also incorporates pedestrian lighting that illuminates the entire length of the bridge and plaza levels. The bridge was designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, while the Griffith Company and Miyamoto International led the project's construction and engineering.
So, on your next trip to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, go Metro and take a nice walk on a short bridge.