The Firestone Boulevard Bridge (Bridge No. 53C-1984) carries Firestone Boulevard over the San Gabriel River, at the adjoining city boundaries between Norwalk and Downey. Firestone Boulevard is a major arterial roadway (Former State Route 42) and connects the City of Norwalk and the City of Downey. It carries an average of 57,000 daily traffic trips. The bridge was constructed in 1934 and widened in 1950. It is a five-span reinforced concrete T-girder bridge with six traffic lanes. The existing bridge structure is geometrically obsolete, with no shoulders, a 2-foot wide center median, and 3.5-foot sidewalks. The reconstruction of Firestone Blvd. Bridge will involve the complete demolition of the existing bridge and the reconstruction of the new bridge will accommodate six lanes of traffic, a 10-foot center median, 8-foot shoulders, bike lanes and sidewalks. A concrete median, irrigation and planting and bridge lighting will also be constructed. The purpose of the project is to enhance public safety and protect the San Gabriel River by replacing the existing Firestone Boulevard Bridge.
Belco provided installation of the ornamental street lighting, column lighting, soffit lighting and relocation of the existing fiber optic system.