The Dead of the Sixth Street Bridge

If you’re based in Los Angeles, you’ll have seen the media coverage for the closure – and demolition due to start in a few days – of the Sixth Street Bridge.

Featured in many movies, TV shows and countless car commercials and pop videos, I wrote about it after a visit last year:

Now the bridge is closed and demolition is about to begin before years of rebuilding, a final tribute to the people who chose that bridge as the place to end their lives:

Mose A. Garber, 43, who was found with just 1 cent in his pocket in February 1936,

6th Street Suicide scan of headline

and also an unidentified man “aged about 30” who flung off his leather jacket and jumped on March 16, 1934.