East Village Teens Arrested for Scaling Williamsburg Bridge

By Tom Liddy on August 20, 2011 3:58pm 

Three teens were arrested Saturday for climbing on the Williamsburg Bridge.
Three teens were arrested Saturday for climbing on the Williamsburg Bridge.
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MANHATTAN — Picture this: scaling the Williamsburg Bridge can land you in cuffs.

Three East Village teens learned this exact lesson the hard way early Saturday morning after they were caught climbing on the span as a pal photographed them, sources said.

The suspects earned the focus of cops just before 6 a.m. when they were spotted walking across the bridge towards Brooklyn.

"They were on the beams and hanging off as well having their pictures taken," said a source.

A 16 year-old girl was sitting on a ledge looking out over the water, the source said.

The other two, a 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy, were spotted walking on the beams above the bridge's roadway, according to the sources.

All three were charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, police said. They were all issued desk appearance tickets and released.

Their shutterbug pal, a teenage boy, was not arrested because he remained on the pedestrian path.

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