Under a misting sky, I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project contractors pounded and tore at the north side of Skirball Center Dr bridge in the early hours Wednesday, until the span over the northbound I-405 highway had been hauled away.
One of three bridges to be demolished and reconstructed—the Sunset and Mulholland bridges are the others—the Skirball bridge will be wider and longer when rebuilt. It must be reconstructed so that it can span the new high-occupancy vehicle lane to be added to the northbound lanes of the busy highway.
More photos after the jump.
To create less of an effect on regional traffic, the Skirball bridge will be demolished in two phases. Once the north side of the bridge has been rebuilt—in approximately seven months—the south side of the bridge will be demolished and rebuilt.
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project is scheduled to be complete in 2013.