Phase 2 "Before" Photo Tour

With constuction beginning on Expo Line's phase 2 to Santa Monica, here is a series of "before" photos to remember how it used to look, travelling from downtown Santa Monica to Palms.


7/27/11 Colorado Avenue looking west from 5th Street, where the tracks will curve left into the terminus station

7/27/11 Colorado Avenue at 6th Street; the entrance to the Big Blue Bus yard is on the right.

5/27/11 Colorado Avenue at Lincoln Boulevard

5/27/11 Colorado Avenue at 9th Street in Santa Monica

5/27/11 Colorado Avenue at 11th Street

5/27/11 Colorado Avenue at 12th Street

5/27/11 Colorado Avenue at 14th Street; the former Fisher Lumber is on the right.

5/27/11 Colorado Avenue at 16th Street; Colorado will be widened for the 17th Street station where the dark building is.

5/27/11 Colorado Avenue at 17th Street, where Hastings Plastics and Swartz Glass will be removed for the tracks will curve to the right onto the private right-of-way

7/27/11 Right-of-way east of 17th Street behind Hastings Plastics

7/27/11 Right-of-way east of 19th Street

7/27/11 Right-of-way east of 20th Street

7/27/11 Right-of-way crossing Olympic Boulevard at 21st Street

8/4/11 Looking east toward Cloverfield Boulevard, the auto repair shed is on the right-of-way.

7/27/11 Right-of-way on south side of Olympic Boulevard east of Cloverfield Boulevard

7/27/11 Right-of-way on south side of Olympic Boulevard east of 26th Street (Bergamot Station)

4/25/11 The Rose Garden Nursery is on the right-of-way on the east side of Stewart Street, south of the Lantana office campus.

4/25/11 Looking east from Stewart Street and Exposition Boulevard you see the future maintenance facility site, current Santa Monica College parking lot and Verizon facility.

8/4/11 Right-of-way on north side of Exposition Boulevard, east of Centinela Avenue

8/4/11 Right-of-way on north side of Exposition Boulevard, looking east from Bundy Drive,

8/4/11 Right-of-way on north side of Exposition Boulevard, approaching Westgate Avenue

8/4/11 Right-of-way on north side of Exposition Boulevard, approaching Granville Avenue

11/4/11 Northwest corner of Exposition Boulevard and Barrington Avenue, the metal gate right-of-center is over the former track.

11/4/11 Around the corner of Barrington Avenue and Exposition Boulevard (north)

8/4/11 Right-of-way on north side of Exposition Boulevard, east of Barrington Avenue

8/4/11 Right-of-way on north side of Exposition Boulevard, converging on Pico Boulevard

8/4/11 Exposition Boulevard continues east, south of Pico Boulevard

8/4/11 Right-of-way crossing Pico Boulevard

7/27/11 The right-of-way west of Sepulveda Boulevard has become a staging area for Skanska-Rados.

8/4/11 Right-of-way on north side of Exposition Boulevard, east of Sepulveda Boulevard

7/27/11 Exposition Boulevard looking east from Military Avenue

5/27/11 Just to the left, up on the right-of-way, looking east of Military Avenue

5/27/11 Looking west from Selby Avenue at Exposition Boulevard

5/27/11 Looking west on the right-of-way toward Westwood Boulevard

5/27/11 Turning around and looking east toward Overland Avenue

5/27/11 Right-of-way on south side of Northvale Road at Bradbury Road, looking west

5/27/11 Right-of-way on south side of Northvale Road at Clarkson Road, looking west

5/27/11 Right-of-way on south side of Northvale Road at  Dunleer Drive, looking east

5/27/11 Right-of-way on south side of Northvale Road beneath Palms Park pedestrian bridge

5/27/11 Right-of-way looking west from pedestrian bridge

5/27/11 Right-of-way looking east of pedestrian bridge, where an old oil pipeline has been removed 

11/29/11 The plate girder bridge over Motor Avenue looking north (above) and south from under the I-10 bridge (below)

8/4/11 Looking east toward the bridge (below) from the driveway up from National Boulevard to the right-of-way

5/27/11 The existing bridge over National Boulevard at Palms Boulevard

7/27/11 The right-of-way north of Exposition Boulevard, looking east toward Bagley Avenue, where dirt had been piled for the Phase 1 construction


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