Police closed the newly opened 6th Street Bridge Saturday night. This was the second consecutive night of closures.
Los Angeles Police Department indicated that the second closure was to be announced. “illegal activity.”
“The day began with community residents holding signs in the middle of the bridge to “RESPECT THE BRIDGE.” Let’s listen!,” police said Follow us on Twitter.
Police said that the traffic collision caused the first crash. A pickup truck was struck by another vehicle after it was left parked in an area that prohibited parking.
Officials and local residents are wary that more of the made-for-social-media hijinks could begin, possibly encouraging others to also break the law.
So far, speeding and street takeovers have plagued the road, while climbers and bikers have clambered beyond the bridge’s safeguards.
In some of the most visible incidents, a person gave someone else a haircut in the middle of the street while traffic continued, and KTLA’s Jennifer McGraw even had a firework or explosive detonated near her during a report.
Police have taken steps to crack down on speeders, and sometimes restricted access to the bridge. This is what neighbors seem to agree with.
“They really are out in full force, motorcycles, cars, even on foot,”One neighbor pointed out.
Angeleno another lamented the poor treatment of the elderly Bridge worth $588 millionIt connects Boyle Heights with downtown L.A.
“It’s a shame the citizens of Los Angeles County don’t have more civic pride for the feat of engineering that’s taken place behind them,”One man said.