The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.
Giant jackhammers reduced 220 feet of the 6th Street Bridge roadway to rubble by Saturday morning and were working on bringing down three massive support columns, said Mary Nemick of the city Public Works Department.
"We had taken down the entire top of the bridge. That's completely gone as of eight this morning," she said.
Crews worked through the night under floodlights to dismantle the deck, which spans the U.S. 101 freeway and the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.
The bridge's concrete bottom and sides are...