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California Incline Update: Third & Final Concrete Pour For Bridge Deck Completed:

The third and final concrete pour for the California Incline Bridge deck took place Friday, according to the City of Santa Monica.

Starting at approximately 7 a.m., about 1,000 cubic yards of concrete was pumped via two pumps to the third and final deck portion of the bridge. It lasted approximately eight hours.

It took more than 100 mixer trucks to provide enough material to fill this section of the bridge (245 feet long by 52 feet wide by 1.8 feet deep). Trucks entered and exited the site at the California Avenue and Ocean Avenue project entrance.

For the safety of the public, Palisades Park from Washington Avenue to the south end of the project fence was closed. 

Santa Monica Police Department Traffic Safety Officers directed pedestrians to cross at Wilshire Boulevard and at Washington Avenue to access the sidewalk on the east side of Ocean Avenue.

The park closure at Washington Avenue extended from Ocean Avenue to the barrier rail at the top of the bluff. There was no access past this point inside the park or on the sidewalk.

The Palisades Park diagonal parking area north of the project gate was utilized as the staging area for the mixer trucks servicing the pour and was closed to public parking.

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