Get a Free Rock at Sixth Street Bridge Party

DTLA — A group of city officials will be giving out free rocks on Saturday. Strange as it seems, you might actually want one.

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Fourteenth District City Councilman José Huizar and City Engineer Gary Lee Moore will preside over a celebration of the ongoing demolition of the Sixth Street Viaduct tomorrow. As part of the event dubbed “Rock Day L.A.,” about 1,000 stones from the already broken-up portions of the bridge will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. The event starts at 10 a.m.

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The rocks, according to Huizar’s office, will range from the size of about a paper clip to a softball. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The event, which runs through 4 p.m. at 585 S. Santa Fe Ave., will include music from middle and high school rock bands, and there will be a large model of the new Sixth Street Viaduct. Also on tap is science table that explains Alkali Silica Reaction, the chemical condition that has caused the 1932 bridge to weaken, thus necessitating the replacement. Additionally, about 2,000 Rock Day L.A. T-shirts will be dispensed.

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The $449 million new bridge will open in 2019.

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