The fake Matrix Reloaded Highway
The fake freeway chase scene of Matrix was filmed on an old airplane runway at the decommissioned Naval Air Station Alameda. It’s one of the places you can no longer go.
Where is The Matrix Reloaded Freeway?
Located on Alameda Island, in California, the freeway was exactly realistic. It was the first freeway built by a Hollywood studio. At a cost of $2.5m (£1.25m), the freeway was 1.25 mile (2 km) long and was fenced with a 19ft wall, made from timber and plywood, designed to look like concrete.
Does the The Matrix Reloaded Freeway exist today?
The road was totally paved with 3 lane each direction. When the movie was done filming, the entire highway was destroyed. Distant images of the city were placed where the creators wanted them to be.