California Inclined (38 images)
The California Incline in Santa Monica has been rebuilt. It just reopened. It was originally a walkway, the Sunset Trail at the end of California Avenue, cut through the bluffs in 1896 to provide beach access to the locals. The roadway was built in 1930, a steep extension of California Avenue that fed traffic down to Pacific Coast Highway and on out to Malibu. Before the Santa Monica freeway was completed in the early fifties this was the only way for those in Los Angeles to drive up the...