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Watch A Time-Lapse Video Of The Century Boulevard Bridge Being Destroyed
The Century Boulevard Bridge was demolished without a hitch this weekend, as drivers going toward LAX dealt with backed-up traffic in the so-called "Century Crunch."
Metro tweeted out a time-lapse video of the old Santa Fe railroad bridge demolition that took place near the intersection of Century Boulevard and Aviation Boulevard. The intersection was closed on Friday and is set to reopen tomorrow at 6 a.m. or maybe earlier, provided the falling bridge hasn’t caused too much damage to the pavement below, City News Service reported.
Two lanes on Century Boulevard east of LAX will be closed for 16 months as contractors build a new Metro station there. The $2 billion Crenshaw/LAX line will run from the Metro Expo line at Exposition and Crenshaw Boulevards to the Green line station near the airport. It’s expected to open in 2019. LAX officials also hope to build a people mover at the new 96th Street station to connect the light rail to LAX terminals.
You can watch the time-lapse video here.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.