GLENDALE ( — It may be Veterans Day in Southern California, but drivers in Glendale and Burbank still saw traffic delays Monday morning thanks to some four-legged pals.

One hundred mules made their way from Brand Park to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

Artist Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio walked the length of the aqueduct with the animals, which made its construction possible in what’s being billed as a “performative parade” with support from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

The parade traversed the 240 miles of pipelines and canals that bring water from the Eastern Sierras through a gravity-fed system to Los Angeles, passing through three counties and nearly 50 communities along the way “to celebrate our country’s equine labor force — the mule,” according to Metabolic.

Rolling street closures at intersections along Western Avenue and Riverside Drive were in place for roughly four hours.

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