A takeover hot spot, 6th Street Viaduct is shut down by LAPD for second night in a row

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A victim of its own allure, the 6th Street Viaduct was shut by Los Angeles police for a second night in a row.

Two weeks after opening, the celebrated bridge was closed Saturday after daredevils climbed its arches and traffic backed up for miles.

The bridge has become a hot spot for street takeovers and cruisers. Police told KNBC that officers closed the bridge Saturday after discovering social media posts about a planned takeover.

“It’s easier to close it before it happens,” LAPD Capt. Elaine Morales told the news station. “Street racing kills. We have seen many victims, young and adults, and we don’t want that to happen here on the bridge.”

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