January 18

1951:  The First and Second Street Bridges over the new Harbor Freeway are completed at a cost of $450,000. 

LACMTA employees later shuttled President Clinton and other officials to assess earthquake damage

1994:  Following the previous day’s Northridge Earthquake, Metro puts additional buses and trains in service in the areas most heavily impacted.

These include streets parallel to the I-10 freeway which collapsed at La Cienega Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

Additional Metrolink trains were added to and from Santa Clarita to assist with the impacts of the collapse of State Route 14 onto the I-5 interchange, which causes ridership between Antelope Valley and Los Angeles to triple. 

Inspections of LACMTA’s rail systems, including those under construction, reveal zero damage.