SANTA MONICA—The California Incline is slated to re-open this week after a 17-month hiatus. The city of Santa Monica is inviting the community to partake in celebrating its grand opening.
The Incline—which celebrates its 120 anniversary this year—will re-open on Thursday, September 1 and host a series of events between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Ocean and California Avenues.
A 9 a.m., a press conference will mark the bridge’s re-dedication after a reconstruction project that brought the Incline up to current seismic standards. Speakers will include: Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez; the Santa Monica City Council; California Assemblymember Richard Bloom; L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl; and Blanca Rodriguez from the California Department of Transportation.
A community celebration will transpire between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The public is invited to tour the coastline and Pier while indulging in the day’s activities, like, a photo booth, DJ Music and a special Santa Monica Public Library pop up, according to a press release from the city of Santa Monica.
The Santa Monica Conservancy and Santa Monica History Museum will be in attendance to provide additional information and details regarding the Incline’s rich history.
Pedestrians and cyclists will have open street access from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Incline will open to cars at 5 p.m.—in time for Labor Day weekend.
Media parking will be available along southbound Ocean Avenue, between Washington and California Avenues.
For more information, visit smgov.net or the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1421678554526197/.