6th Street Viaduct closed Friday after crash, takeover

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 Department said.

The crash occurred around 9:55 p.m. and forced officers to block access to the bridge, LAPD Officer Matthew Cruz said.

The $588 million bridge, which connects downtown to the city’s historic Eastside, opened to traffic two weeks ago and has been beset by taggers, street racers and vehicular crashes.

After a two-hour closure on Friday, an estimated 200 people descended on the bridge due to a “street takeover, fireworks and vandalism,” the LAPD’s Central Department reported in a tweet.

Central Department officials tweeted that there would be “maximum enforcement” over the weekend and that vehicles parked on the bridge would be cited or towed away. Anyone present at a bridge takeover will be quoted, they said.

Meanwhile, city and transportation officials are considering installing cameras, higher fences and a transit strip on the bridge to help stem future problems.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-23/6th-street-viaduct-closed-for-hours-late-friday-after-another-crash-street-takeover 6th Street Viaduct closed Friday after crash, takeover

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