Metro’s Peter Watkinson took these photos beginning early Saturday and continuing throughout the day of the work to partially tear down the Mulholland Drive Bridge over the 405 freeway.
Just a reminder: the free service Metro is providing on the subway, Orange Line and select bus lines continues on Sunday to help people get around during the 405 closure. Here’s a lengthy post explaining where you can find the free service, which is intended to help connect the San [continue reading]
Officials from the city of Los Angeles and Metro finished a news conference a few minutes ago at the city’s Emergency Operations Center in downtown. A few highlights: •L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa thanked everyone, including the media, for helping get the word out to avoid area roads if at all [continue reading]
As of 2:30 p.m., a report from the contractor, Kiewet, says that all work is on schedule: •All three girders of the center span of the bridge have been demolished and crews are beginning to clear away the demolished concrete, steel, and dirt pad from under the center span. •The [continue reading]
photo by Dave Sotero/Metro This photo was taken about an hour ago from the Angeleno Hotel at Sunset Boulevard looking south toward the 405. It’s quite a scene, considering this is the very stretch of road that regularly hosts some of Southern California’s worst traffic jams.
And about that bike versus plane race — it’s the bike versus transit race that’s worth watching (Update: bikers win!)
(UPDATE, 12:48 P.M.) The bikers won, making it from Burbank to the Long Beach Aquarium in 94 minutes, according to the Wolfpack Hustle cycling team. Jet Blue’s special flight from Burbank to Long Beach — let’s call it the “Greenhouse Gas Limited” — is a couple of minutes away from [continue reading]
photo courtesy the city of Santa Monica Here’s a very cool view of the demolition work being done on the south side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge on the 405 taken this morning. The photo was taken from a city of Santa Monica helicopter.
The tearing down of the southern side of the Mulholland Drive Bridge as seen from the media viewing site about 8:40 this morning. As of mid-morning, all work is on schedule. The latest word from Metro’s operations staff is that ridership so far this morning is light on the Orange [continue reading]
The 405 is now fully closed over the Sepulveda Pass in order to tear down the southern half of the Mulholland Bridge. It is not scheduled to reopen until 6 a.m. Monday. Here is our post from earlier today explaining the many transit options for getting around this weekend. For [continue reading]
Here are a few photos from Dave Sotero and Jose Ubaldo of Metro’s communications staff. They’re both spending the evening in the Sepulveda Pass to monitor the 405 closure, which is now well underway — all on-ramps to the northbound 405 are now shut down in the 10-mile closure away [continue reading]