A crew works on a new pedestrian path Tuesday on the bridge that connects the Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue. The project will create one path for pedestrians. (Photo by Daniel Archuleta)

A crew works on a new pedestrian path Tuesday on the bridge that connects the Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue. The project will create one path for pedestrians. (Photo by Daniel Archuleta)

Editor:

I saw the deconstruction of the sidewalk [on the Santa Monica Pier Bridge] this morning and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I understand there is an event — [the Los Angeles Marathon] — that has been held in Santa Monica on the third Sunday in March for the past few years and is also to be held again this year.

I would assume there will be tens of thousands of people in the area this Sunday for the event. There probably was a communication gap, or not. The work could have been done a week earlier or a week later, but why not screw things up. Whomever set these dates should explain why?

 

David McEvoy

Santa Monica