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Couple cuddling atop AZ bridge shut down highway

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Posted at 8:51 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 13:17:40-04

It's not every day that Phoenix officials have to put a stop to a strange rendezvous atop a freeway pedestrian bridge.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety temporarily shut down northbound lanes of I-17 near Glendale Avenue after a trooper spotted a couple lying on top of an overhead bridge.

Video from Arizona Department of Transportation cameras showed the couple cuddling near the middle of the bridge directly above rush-hour traffic. Once authorities arrived, the man quickly walked across the top of the bridge and jumped down to meet troopers.

The woman, who says her name is Magenta, took a little while longer to get dressed and make her way across the top of the bridge.

Magenta told ABC15 that they were just "catching up" and were going to "go all the way."

DPS says the couple was released after getting citations for criminal trespassing and obstructing the highway.