- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno officials are looking to crack down on the thrill seekers who have been running, walking and skateboarding along the arches of the new Virginia Street Bridge.

KRNV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Nysc98 ) that the City Council is set to discuss the safety concerns Wednesday.

The bridge, which opened earlier this month, has metal plating on the bottom of the arches designed to thwart pedestrian access. But Officer Tim Broadway says police have been getting reports and video footage of people riding skateboards along the arches.

Reno Attorney Brian Sooudi says the council will weigh several options to address the issue, including placing a ban on skateboarding in the area. Sooudi says those caught along the arches could face up to $1,000 fines and six months in jail.

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Information from: KRNV-TV, https://www.mynews4.com

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