Closure of Sixth Street Bridge draws crowds, car clubs and cops

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat

Courtesy Boyle Heights Beat


Boyle Heights Beat SmallBOYLE HEIGHTS __ Hundreds of people and cars gathered Tuesday night on the historic Sixth Street Bridge to say goodbye to the iconic structure on the eve of its closure, but they were soon dispersed by police in riot gear.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the crowd “grew rowdy” shortly after 8 p.m and at least 20 officers were called in. Aerial video on local newscasts showed several officers moving in a line down the 84-year-old bridge and forcing bystanders and vehicles to clear the roadway.

Construction crews eventually closed off the bridge’s entrances in downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights.

There were no reports of violence and according to The Times only one person was arrested for failing to obey orders.

Read the full story at Boyle Heights Beat.

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth and a sister website with stories also produced by community members “por y para la comunidad.”

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  1. Nice work LAPD, and good cooperation from those on bridge, it seems.

  2. Always with the riot gear… I guess that’s just the way it is now.

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