Finishing touches are being made to the Hawthorne Bridge ramp on the east side of the bridge. The ramp will put Hawthorne Blvd. above grade from the bridge head over to Grand Avenue, allowing rail and street traffic to flow without disrupting east-west traffic.
The westbound (right) and eastbound elevated approaches to the Hawthorne Bridge were only one year old at the time of this 1958 photo. Union Avenue southbound passes through the center of the photo and the bridge itself can be seen in the distant right.