A portion of the 101 Freeway in Encino to close overnight

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A one-mile section of the 101 Freeway in Encino will be closed Saturday night until Sunday morning as crews demolish an old pedestrian bridge that has sagged too close to the freeway.

The closures will affect traffic in both directions from White Oak Avenue to Balboa Boulevard, Caltrans officials said. All lanes will be shut down Saturday at 10 p.m. and are expected to reopen Sunday at 10 a.m.

The bridge, built in 1959, was approved for an expedited removal in May. Caltrans said its destruction is meant to “eliminate its nonstandard vertical clearance” that at times caused taller vehicles to hit the overpass.

The following ramps will also be closed:

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