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Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

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's Public Works Department.

She said crews were working ahead of schedule and that officials anticipate reopening the U.S. 101 freeway four hours ahead of schedule on Sunday. "Things have gone really well on the demolition," Nemick said.

The bridge spans the U.S. 101 freeway and the concrete-lined Los Angeles River. Its concrete...

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