Saturday, July 16, 2011

Carmageddon Day For Mulholland Dr. Bridge

Widening and partial destruction of the Mulholland Drive bridge began in the early Saturday morning hours. Twin jack hammers, each installed on a long crane, resembled long neck giraffes hungrily tearing away at the bridge's concrete and rebar, sending large chunks to the tarmac below. Other parts of the bridge were met with a hot oxy-acetylene torch that quickly sawed in the bridge.
Destruction is expected to last until this Sunday.

Sunrise over the Mulholland dr. bridge.

Fence meet oxy-acetylene torch.

Chipping away.

Full on bridge assault.

An empty 405 near the Skirball Center bridge.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011