‘It wasn’t a false alarm’; Crane tears down dangerous section of Santa Monica bluffs

‘It wasn’t a false alarm’; Crane tears down dangerous section of Santa Monica bluffs

A crane tore out a portion of the Santa Monica bluffs Wednesday morning that appeared to be in danger of collapsing onto the freeway below.

Cameras were rolling when a giant clamshell-style crane took just seconds to break down the bulk of the dangerous formation.

About 12 dump trucks were lined up to clear the debris off the northbound side of Pacific Coast Highway, which was scheduled to remain closed until around noon.

Passersby, including “Weird Al” Yakovic’s wife Suzzane Yankovic, saw a crack in the formation and posted about it on social media.

Yankovic showed her video to her friend Sean James, who then contacted city officials about the potential danger of the bluff collapsing onto cars or people below.Car flies off 10 Freeway into homeless encampment, injuring 5

The city decided to take action and tear down the compromised portion of the bluff Wednesday.

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