SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — The California Incline will reopen Thursday with a daylong party celebrating the iconic Santa Monica landmark’s rebirth.
A Santa Monica Big Blue Bus is expected to drive through a banner at 9 a.m. to celebrate the incline’s return.
The celebration will be cleared so vehicles can use the incline starting at 5 p.m., officials said.
The original three-lane bridge was built in 1929 and was closed in April 2015 for demolition and reconstruction.
It was supposed to reopen in late May, but city officials pushed that back to reconstruct a pedestrian overpass above the incline itself.