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