6th Street Viaduct closed Friday after crash and takeover

A car crash, followed by a street takeover, Friday night were just the latest shenanigans to temporarily shut down the new 6th Street overpass, Los Angeles police said.

The crash happened around 9:55 p.m., causing officers to block off access to the bridge, LAPD Officer Matthew Cruz said.

The $588 million bridge, connecting downtown to the city’s historic Eastside, opened to traffic two weeks ago and has been plagued by taggers, street runners and crashes vehicles.

After a two-hour closure on Friday, about 200 people descended on the bridge for “a street takeover, fireworks and vandalism,” the LAPD Central Division reported in a Tweeter.

Central Division Officials tweeted that there would be ‘maximum enforcement’ over the weekend and that vehicles parked on the bridge will be cited or towed away. Anyone present during a bridge takeover will be cited, they said.

Meanwhile, city and transit officials plan to install cameras, taller fencing and median traffic on the bridge to stem future problems.




Los Angeles Times

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