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Huge Historic 1920s Lamp Post Gets Stolen From L.A. Bridge
An over 10-feet tall historic bronze lamp post was stolen from the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge.
LAPD was notified on Tuesday that the 1920s-era lamp post on the bridge connecting Atwater Village and Silver Lake was missing, according to The Eastsider L.A. Workers had noticed that some of the lights on the bridge had gone out, and found that someone had cut the lines to a high-voltage system. All that was left at the empty spot where the lamp post had once been were large screws.
"Welding will no longer be a sufficient deterrent this time as the thieves are smarter and have adjusted to our equipment hardening methods," the LAPD said in the community alert, according to Echo Park-Silverlake Patch. "We are observing that precious metal thefts (i.e. copper wire theft, now bronze) are increasing during this holiday season."
Unfortunately, it looks like the historic lamp post most likely won't be replaced, as it was one of a kind.
LA Bureau of Street Lighting reports a historic bronze street light on Glendale- Hyperion Bridge was stolen. #LARiver pic.twitter.com/1g8jYxy0lJ— FoLAR (@FoLARtweets) December 6, 2013
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