Demolition and Construction
After it was discovered that the original Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge had severe structural issues, with large cracks and seismic instability issues, it was decided that it needed to be demolished and a new bridge would be built in its place. Beginning in February 2016, the original Sixth Street Viaduct was demolished and then construction of the new Sixth Street Bridge began. The design of the new bridge incorporated "the Ribbon of Light" design, which paid homage to the historic arch design of original bridge.
Michael Maltzan Architecture was the architecture firm behind the new bridge, who took the design by HNTB-Design which won the international design competition for the new Sixth Street Viaduct bridge. Construction was done by Skanska and Stacy and Witbeck, in a joint venture for the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project.