The controversy surrounding the 6th Street Bridge continues as Los Angeles Police Department forced the bridge to close for the third consecutive Sunday evening.
The LAPD TweetThe bridge was to be closed at 7:20 p.m. because of what was being called “questionable activity.”
It’s the third time in as many days that the bridge was closed due to illegal activity.
According to police, the first closure was caused by a traffic collision. Another vehicle struck a pickup truck that was parked in a prohibited parking area. Police say that the road was shut down again on Saturday because of illegal activity and disruptions from people using social media to get attention.
Since opening earlier this month, the bridge linking Boyle Heights with downtown L.A. cost $588 million has been subject to street takeovers and drag racing. During a live reporting on a recent closure, a KTLA journalist was attacked with an explosive.
Residents have criticized their neighbors for failing to provide adequate security on the bridge. City councilors have asked for an increase in patrolling of the bridge. “civic pride”The architectural wonder.
Police have pledged to play a greater role in curbing this delinquency. On Saturday, fencing was placed around the bridge in an attempt to stop climbers.
Sky5 video showed the bridge being closed to vehicle traffic at 8 p.m.
It’s unclear why the bridge was closed Sunday night or for how long it would be shut down.