Extra! Extra! “Fear of The Walking Dead” – and the real suicide in L.A.

Though it has featured in many movies and pop videos, the Sixth St. Bridge in Downtown LA is currently big news after it appeared in the record-breaking first episode of AMC’s “Fear of the Walking Dead”. http://www.amc.com/shows/fear-the-walking-dead

The Sixth St. Bridge is actually set to be demolished and replaced very soon, so recently I went to an LA River event that let us go through the scary tunnel and come out under the bridge for a quick look around.

6th Street Bridge March 28, 2015 035It was instantly recognizable of course, and the ducks on the opposite side seemed far more comfortable on the steep concrete sides than us humans.

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I’m about to launch into Gourmet Ghosts 2, and was planning to perhaps include a section on the downtown section (or so) of the LA River, as it’s becoming a huge part of LA’s future (and of course has always been vital to it’s past).

6th Street Bridge March 28, 2015 055As such, the bridges have been the scene of countless suicides, accidents and even murders, and when I think of the Sixth St. Bridge I think of February 28, 1936, when the LA Times reported that Mose A. Garber, 43, walked to the center of the bridge – and jumped.

6th Street Suicide scan of headlineHe was crushed on the rocks below – this was before the concrete build – and left no note; he had only 1c in his pocket.

Whether his ghost – or zombie – haunts the bridge I don’t know, but it happened here….

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