1954 aerial view of the Four Level Interchange, where the 101 and 110 freeways meet.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

1954 aerial view of the Four Level Interchange, where the 101 and 110 freeways meet.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

The Figueroa Street Tunnels in the 1930s.
As Eric Richardson writes today for blogdowntown, the first three tunnels—now part of the Arroyo Seco Parkway (CA-110)—were dedicated on this day in 1931. A fourth tunnel and a viaduct extending Figueroa over the Los Angeles River would come later.

The Figueroa Street Tunnels in the 1930s.

As Eric Richardson writes today for blogdowntown, the first three tunnels—now part of the Arroyo Seco Parkway (CA-110)—were dedicated on this day in 1931. A fourth tunnel and a viaduct extending Figueroa over the Los Angeles River would come later.

Figueroa Street Tunnels in 1938. Today, the tunnels carry the northbound traffic of the Arroyo Seco Parkway (CA-110).

Traffic jam on the Arroyo Seco Parkway in 1952. From the USC Libraries’ Los Angeles Examiner Collection.

Traffic jam on the Arroyo Seco Parkway in 1952. From the USC Libraries’ Los Angeles Examiner Collection.