Adventures at the Spiral Staircase

This is one of my all time favorite places, the intersection of two freeways over railroad tracks AND the Los Angeles River

 

Right next to the intersection of the I5 North and the 110 (first freeway ever built), there is a staircase to permit people to escape the higher freeway by foot, to the lower freeway and eventually to a street.

 

It's better seen than described but I would like to do a book about this place sometime.

Wide angle view of the spiral stairs atWide angle mosaic view of the spiral stairs at the 110 freeway

 

View from the spiral staircase from 110

View from the spiral staircase at the 110 freeway

 

 

View south from the Spiral Stairs at the

View south from the Spiral Stairs at the 110 freeway

 

I drove past this many times wondering wI drove past this many times wondering where it went

 

Looking south from the spiral stairs at

Driving north on the 110 Pasadena Freeway

 

View straight down to the train tracksView View straight down to the train tracks from the spiral staircase

 

Looking north up the 110 freewayLooking north up the 110 freeway, imperfect panorama photo

 

Wide view under the 110 freewayWide view under the 110 freeway

 

 

Looking up at the Spiral staircase

Looking up at the Spiral staircase

 

View north from Midway bridge

View from Midway railroad bridge

 

Wide shot of the 110 north of the spiral

The spiral staircase is on the extreme left of this image, which shows the 110 freeway above Midway bridge over the LA river.

 

I5 freeway connector from the spiral sta

I5 freeway connector from the spiral stairs