LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Construction of the new Sixth Street Viaduct, connecting downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, is expected to cost $36 million more and take eight months longer to complete than originally planned.
The new completion date is late 2020, with a new cost estimate of $482 million. The original cost estimate for the bridge was $449 million with a completion date in 2018 or 2019.
The estimates are based on a refined schedule analysis by the Department of Public Works.
The old bridge, which stood for 84 years, is being replaced due to deterioration.
New Sixth Street Bridge will take longer to build, $36 million cost increase