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Famous Los Angeles bridge is coming down

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 16:47:00-05
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Like a bad love song, the weekend demolition of a bridge made famous by the movies is killing the traffic mood in Los Angeles.
 
Destruction of the 6th Street Bridge, a supporting player in so many chase scenes down the concrete-covered Los Angeles River, starts Friday night where it crosses U.S. Highway 101, a vital route in and out of downtown that must close to do the work.
 
  The project is further proof that no foreseeable traffic nightmare escapes its own odd branding in Los Angeles.
 
 This one had been dubbed the (hash)101slowjam on Twitter. If all goes well, the 2.5 miles of affected freeway will reopen Sunday, just before the Super Bowl kicks off.
 
Watch Mayor Eric Garcetti's public service announcement:

The 101 will close for 40 hours this weekend, so we're getting ready to take it slow. We teamed up with our friends at Roosevelt High School to drop a slow jam and get the word out.

Posted by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Eventually, the entire 3,500-foot bridge will be replaced by a new roadway that has the potential to become another Hollywood backdrop.