6th Street Viaduct reopens after LAPD shut it down for fourth time in five days

The 6th Street Viaduct is open again.

The bridge, which connects downtown Los Angeles to Boyle Heights, reopened early Wednesday after Los Angeles police closed it Tuesday night, for the fourth time in five days because police deemed it “illegal activity and concerns.” regarding public safety”.

In a tweet published Tuesday night, the LAPD explained the bridge remain closed “until further notice”.

The lockdown lasted only a few hours.

The LAPD does not anticipate closing the bridge Wednesday night, only “as needed,” Officer Annie Hernandez said.

In the 17 days that the bridge has been open, it has become a landmark for illegal takeovers and street racing, collisions and graffiti tagging.

During Tuesday’s police commission meeting, LAPD Chief Michel Moore announced that the Bureau of Street Services has begun installing speed bumps along the 3,500-foot bridge to try to deter drivers from performing illegal stunts on the bridge to execute. Safety fences will also be installed to deter climbers along the bridge arches.

According to Moore, the LAPD has seized six vehicles from the bridge and issued 57 subpoenas over the past four days.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-27/6th-street-viaduct-reopens-after-lapd-shut-it-down-for-fourth-time-in-five-days 6th Street Viaduct reopens after LAPD shut it down for fourth time in five days

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