Friday, July 15, 2011

Sepulvedapocalypse

Vintage Photo Friday
1929, groundbreaking for Sepulveda Blvd. cutting through the mountains from West L.A. to the S.F. Valley
photo from the L.A. Public Library Archives

Midnight today, the 405-San Diego Freeway will be closed from the 101 Fwy. to the 10 Fwy. This is the MOST crowded section of the 405. It will be closed until 5 a.m. Monday morning. This is BIG NEWS for Los Angeles residents. The City will come to a stand-still. Hopefully, everyone will just stay in their neighborhoods and have a quiet weekend. Most of the surface streets and alternate routes through the mountains from the San Fernando Valley to L.A.'s Westside will probably be clogged with traffic. STAY HOME please. Updated coverage here.
From the L.A. Library Photo Archives: Wearing jodhpurs, Angeline Pagones waits with her horse at the shoulder of the newly constructed Sepulveda highway. Construction equipment and material are at the side of the road and the Santa Monica mountains are a hazy backdrop. Photo caption reads: "Celebrating the completion of a modern highway over one of Los Angeles' oldest trails, Sepulveda highway will be dedicated Sunday with gay fiesta where the highway joins with Sunset Boulevard. Angeline Pagones is shown with her horse on the bridle path inspecting the new roadway. The highway follows a trail used centuries ago by the Indians on their way to the sea". Photo dated: Oct. 19, 1935.

Half of this Mulholland Bridge is coming down this weekend

Have a wonderful, quiet weekend, Los Angeles!

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2 Comments:

At 10:10 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome pictures as always.

 
At 12:09 PM PDT, Blogger Leah said...

All the over hyping worked. The roads were empty and great for those of us not willing to hunker in the bunker.
A friend told me Sepulveda was normal traffic for a Sat.
I of course had no reason to go to the west side, but I sure enjoyed an empty 101 freeway.

 

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