The bridge would cross the creek at McConnell Avenue Rendering courtesy of Paul Howard

The bridge would cross the creek at McConnell Avenue Rendering courtesy of Paul Howard

A Del Rey architect frustrated by the lack of a safe north-south bicycle route between Culver Boulevard and the Playa Vista area is seeking community support to build a narrow pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Ballona Creek along the path of a former L.A. Pacific Electric Red Car crossing.

The bridge near the 90 Freeway would connect the Ballona Creek Bike Path to the McConnell Avenue terminus south of the creek by spanning Ballona and Centinela creeks. Its path would follow — and could possibly re-use — existing concrete supports for the former railroad bridge.

Paul Howard of Tagliaferri Howard Architecture has put the bridge concept in the running for a $100,000 LA 2050 grant, but the project needs as many online votes as possible to be considered for funding.

Online voting ends at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Click here to vote.

 — Joe Piasecki