Mulholland Drive Bridge Fully Reopened Wednesday

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The new Mulholland Drive Bridge was completely reopened to motorists on Wednesday morning following more than two years of major construction.


The Mulholland Bridge fully reopened Wednesday morning after more than two years of construction. (Credit: KTLA)

The bridge is located in the Sepulveda Pass and crosses over the 405 freeway.

It opened around 5:20 a.m., roughly 40 minutes ahead of schedule, according to Los Angeles transportation officials.

The new bridge features a widened center median, two sidewalks and the latest seismic updates, L.A. County Metro spokesman Dave Sotero said.

During the two years of construction, officials shut down a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway twice in order to demolish the older bridge in what became widely known as “Carmageddon.”

The bridge opening marked another milestone in the ongoing 405 freeway widening project, Sotero said.

L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and officials from several Los Angeles public transportation organizations will formally announce the reopening of the bridge at noon on Wednesday, according to a press release from L.A. Metro.