The Latest: Freeway reopens with demolition of LA bridge

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The Latest on the demolition of the 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

Traffic is flowing again on a section of U.S. 101 that was shut down while crews demolished part of a famed downtown Los Angeles bridge.

Mary Nemick of the city Public Works Department says thanks to quick work by demolition crews, the freeway reopened at 10 a.m. Sunday — four hours ahead of schedule.

A 2.5-mile section of the freeway was closed Friday so crews could bring down 220 feet of the 6th Street Bridge. No major traffic tie-ups were reported.

The 84-year-old bridge, which soars over the concrete-lined Los Angeles River, has appeared in countless Hollywood movies, including "Grease" and "Terminator 2."

Eventually, the entire 3,500-foot bridge will be replaced by a new roadway. A 2019 opening has been set after $449 million in work.