Metabolic Studio Twain Tour: L.A. Creek Freak Historic Bridges Excursion

This December, the Metabolic Studio teams up with L.A. Creek Freak for a new installment in its “The Twain” Trolley tours. The December tours will showcase a dozen of Los Angeles’ iconic historic downtown bridges.

These monumental City Beautiful bridges, over the Los Angeles River and in Downtown L.A., were built between 1906 and 1932 and represent a hopeful forward-looking moment in the city’s history of growth and expansion. Many of the beautiful concrete-arch spans are targeted for demolition; this tour will spur conversations on the bridges’ significance - past and future.

What: Twain Trolley tours of the Downtown Los Angeles bridges
When: Fridays, December 3rd and 10th 2010
Trolley departs 1pm, returns 3:15pm
Where: The Metabolic Studio, 1745 North Spring Street, Unit 6, Los Angeles CA 90012

How much: Tour is free, but space is limited; reservations are strongly recommended - please RSVP to [email protected]
Note: tours include three short walking stops (approximately 5 minute walks) – wear comfortable walking shoes.

All tours will include commentary by Joe Linton, author of Down by the Los Angeles River and contributor to the L.A. Creek Freak blog. Each trip also includes special guest conversationalists:

Friday December 3rd:
Mike Woo – L.A. City Planning Commissioner
Eloy Torrez - artist

Friday December 10th:
Matt Coolidge – Center for Land Use Interpretation
James Rojas – Latino Urban Forum