[L.A. Paywall. If you really give a crap, see what CNS has typed.]A car crash, followed by a street takeover, Friday night were just the latest shenanigans to temporarily close the new 6th Street Viaduct, Los Angeles police said.
The crash occurred about 9:55 p.m., forcing officers to block 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 racers and vehicle crashes.
After a two-hour closure Friday, an estimated 200 people descended on the bridge for a “street takeover, fireworks and vandalism,” the LAPD’s Central Division reported in a tweet.
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. Anyone present at a bridge takeover will be cited, they said.
Meanwhile, city and transit officials are looking at installing cameras, higher fencing and a traffic median on the bridge to stem future problems.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Anarchy In The L.A.
by M. Bouffant at 17:27
Apparently we just can't have nice things.