Bridge From RHCP 'Under The Bridge' Discovered

A journalist has found the secret location of the bridge from the Red Hot Chili Peppers song which Anthony Kiedis has kept secret for 20 years.

Bridge From RHCP 'Under The Bridge' Discovered
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The bridge from the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Under The Bridge" has been discovered. The location has been a secret for 20 years since the song was released in 1992, as frontman Anthony Kiedis has always refused to reveal the place he used to score drugs and maintain his crippling addiction. Vulture magazine describes how it believes it has found the bridge in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. The only clue offered by Kiedis was that it was "downtown... but I don't want people looking for it." In the Kiedis biography "Scar Tissue", the singer recounts how he "owed too much money to the drug dealers around Hollywood, so we started walking from her house, which was not far from downtown L.A., to known drug neighborhoods, mainly Sixth and Union." With the road name in mind, the journalist at Vulture asked a colleague who is a former junkie about where people could find drugs in the area during the 1980s. An LA Times article from 1989 with the headline "Drug Users Overrun MacArthur Park" described how the park became well-known for drug dealing until a police crackdown led to hundreds of arrests. "It must be the bridge in the song," writes journalist Mark Haskell Smith. "It links Sixth and Union - the intersection Kiedis claims he was walking toward - with the drug dealers at Seventh and Hoover. And, unlike the other bridges [in the area], it provides a discreet location for private time with personal demons."
So that's another music myth wrapped up - or is it? Share your opinion in the comments.

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    vinnym86
    Loved the book. Never thought this was something that needed journalistic investigation, though.
    scimitar_255
    "So that's another music myth wrapped up"
    A myth that nobody really cared about (Seriously though I love the Chili Peppers and that song but I never once gave a shit about where this bridge is, or if it even is a specific one)
    AaronianKenrod
    That's not the right bridge. Anthony specifies in the book it was a freeway bridge and that's a pedestrian one
    Deathlock257
    AaronianKenrod wrote: That's not the right bridge. Anthony specifies in the book it was a freeway bridge and that's a pedestrian one
    Ultimate Guitar just got raped.
    Iblis92
    Well, I never really cared about the bridge. And actually I didnt know he was referring to an actual bridge anyway. I guess its still kinda neat to know though :shrugs:
    OneTimeReview
    Waaaaaw....that's not really a bridge, more of an underpass. In related news, the Highway To Hell has been discovered as well!
    lpwjbklyn
    "With the road name in mind, the journalist at Vulture asked a colleague who is a former junkie about where people could find drugs in the area during the 1980s." And magically, the former junkie managed to remember such a minute detail almost thirty years later? THAT in itself is more incredible than the fact that the bridge was found!
    fridafrusciante
    I knew that the bridge was real, but i really didn't want to see it. It ruins the mystery a little bit. RHCP
    Michael Stewart
    Damn. I thought they found the missing bridge in the song. Not the secret bridge the sing was talking about. Now it makes sense.lol
    felixramsey
    Mr Brownst0ne wrote: anyone else think the headline meant the actual musical bridge in the song?
    Yes I did. I got all excited then was let down.
    LuchiRnR
    thebassgrove wrote: where's that confounded bridge?
    Has anybody seen the bridge?
    pursuit
    I don't think I really know anybody who was searching long and hard to solve that myth...
    Balltap23
    The guy that claims he found that this is the bridge is just picking and choosing different parts of the book and combining them however he likes as proof. The Union and 6th drug scoring and the part under the bridge are two completely different times in the book and his life that this guy is just grouping together to fit his opinion
    Hungry_Hameds
    scimitar_255 wrote: "So that's another music myth wrapped up" A myth that nobody really cared about (Seriously though I love the Chili Peppers and that song but I never once gave a shit about where this bridge is, or if it even is a specific one)
    some songs are just an assembly of words that make no sense but sound cool, others tell a story of a person, place, time of life etc that means something to the writer. Under the bridge is one of the latter, and personally I think it's great to see the bridge (if it is the one) that played such a big part in Anthony's life and spawned one of the great songs of the last 30 years
    Smegal
    lpwjbklyn wrote: "With the road name in mind, the journalist at Vulture asked a colleague who is a former junkie about where people could find drugs in the area during the 1980s." And magically, the former junkie managed to remember such a minute detail almost thirty years later? THAT in itself is more incredible than the fact that the bridge was found!
    Well if that said former junkie scored their drugs there on a frequent basis then it would be ingrained in their memory even with the haze of narcotics.