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File #: 2018-801    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/17/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/7/2018 Final action:
Title: STATUS UPDATE - DOMINGUEZ PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AT SANTA FE AVENUE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Location Map_Dominguez Pedestrian Bridge, 2. TruckTrailer, 3. Bridge Maintenance Agreement
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
STATUS UPDATE - DOMINGUEZ PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AT SANTA FE AVENUE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The pedestrian bridge at Santa Fe Avenue next to Dominguez Elementary School is temporarily closed for repair due to damage sustained from a truck trailer that was carrying heavy equipment which exceeded the posted height restrictions while traveling southbound on Santa Fe Avenue (Exhibit No. 1). Staff is coordinating the necessary repairs with the bridge owner, Los Angeles Unified School District to make sure the bridge is structurally sound before it is re-opened for pedestrian access.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following action:
1. RECEIVE AND FILE


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III. ALTERNATIVES

1. TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate, consistent with the
requirements of the law.

IV. BACKGROUND

On August 7, 2018, a truck trailer that was carrying heavy equipment which exceeded the posted height restrictions hit the bottom of the pedestrian bridge located at Santa Fe Avenue next to the Dominguez Elementary School. The bride is owned by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The accident, which appeared to be a hit and run, resulted in damaged concrete and exposure of the steel reinforcing bars to the underside of the pedestrian bridge. This bridge is heavily used by students and parents to reach Dominguez Elementary School and Dominguez Park.
City staff heard the associated noise, found the driver a few blocks away, and took pictures of the vehicle and license plate, which were provided to the Sheriff (Exhibit No. 2). The Public Works staff was notified, and took the lead on cleaning the right of way to ensure that it was safe for pedestrian and vehicle use.
Staff also immediately requested the assistance of the Los Angeles County Bridge Maintenance Division (LA County) to inspect the pedestrian bridge and evaluate its structural inte...

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