The 6th Street Bridge was closed Tuesday night due to what police said was “illegal activity” and public safety concerns.
It’s another closure for the new bridge in what seems to be turning into a nightly game of “will/won’t they close it tonight?”
The bridge has been closed more than five times since it opened earlier this month. Over the weekend, the causeway was closed for three consecutive nights.
Problems plaguing the new bridge include street takeovers, drag races and rock climbers.
The problems have led city council members to call for increased police patrols on the bridge and more security measures to prevent people from climbing the sides or blocking the street. Recently, fencing could be seen blocking off any areas where budding daredevils might set foot to scale the bridge.
City officials are also discussing the possibility of adding speed bumps to the roadway to stop would-be runners.
It’s unclear when the bridge closed Tuesday night, but police said to avoid the area overnight.
There is currently no timeline for the reopening of the $588 million thoroughfare that connects Boyle Heights to downtown Los Angeles.
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