LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Chunks of the old Sixth Street Viaduct were handed out Saturday.
The structure is in the process of being demolished. Keepsakes were distributed near the structure’s west end.READ MORE: Irvine Family's Cat Dies In Cargo Area Of Plane During International Flight
There were enough souvenirs for about a thousand people. They were given away as bands played and food trucks served up hot dishes and cold beverages. There was also a booth explaining the science behind the alkali-silica reaction that doomed the old viaduct. The chemical reaction causes concrete to expand and crack.READ MORE: Smith, Taylor homer in Dodgers’ 3-1 win over Phillies
Souvenir chunks of the old viaduct ranged in size, but most were no bigger than a softball. They’re accompanied by certificates of authenticity.
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