Mobility

California Incline redo in timelapse

The California Incline, a crucial transportation link in Santa Monica, reopens today after being closed for more than a year. A timelapse video posted today captures 15 months of work in two minutes. The bridge has been strengthened and widened with a better lane for bicycles. A pedestrian overpass has also been built.

The incline links Ocean Avenue on top of the palisades in Santa Monica with Pacific Coast Highway and the beach below. As a route it dates back 120 years, when there was a trail down to the beach, long before PCH was there. The last reconstruction was in 1930, the city says.

After today's press conference at 9 a.m., the road will be open for pedestrian and bicycle access. The incline reopens to cars at 5 p.m.

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California Incline redo in timelapse


 

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