A sequel to the author’s article in the preceding issue on the origins, purpose, and planners of Los Angeles’s scenic Mulholland Drive, this article traces the phenomenal accomplishment of the 24-mile mountain road’s construction in one year and under budget. It details the supervision and problem-solving by construction engineer DeWitt L. Reaburn, the bureaucratic streamlining, the use of the latest 1920s road-building technology, and the efficient manpower logistics that made this possible.

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