The above photo shows some of the first motorists to cross the new bridge atop the Sepulveda Pass this morning.
The old bridge was demolished during Carmageddon I & II and the new bridge built to accommodate a wider 405 freeway as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project that is adding a carpool lane to the northbound freeway between the 10 and 101.
The bright side: the bridge is the latest component of the project to open in recent months, joining the Wilshire ramps and the Sunset ramps.
Metro is holding a press event later today to celebrate the milestone. We’ll have more later today on the blog.
I’m still waiting for the 101 Hollywood Freeway/ Highway 2, Glendale Freeway interchange to be built. Enough trying to get the valley people over the hill.
Right, Steve, we should not forget the wider freeway is the origin of wasted money.
Only in America would we tear down perfectly good bridges to build another. Crazy waste of tax $$$.
The problem is that the old bridge wasn’t long enough to accommodate a wider 405 freeway with the new NB carpool lane.
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Line 761 services Getty Museum so it can not enter the Freeway.
Please somebody NOW make sure that Line 761 now goes via this bridge onto 405 freeway and SAVE commuters time. The time consuming Sepulveda route should be got rid-off ASAP