Tower Bridge reopens after police incident at London landmark

Barney Davis
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REUTERS
REUTERS

Tower Bridge was closed this morning due to a police incident.

The bridge was shut in both directions on Wednesday morning after passers-by spotted a man on the railings of the bridge.

City of London police said the bridge reopened around 12.30pm.

The force had tweeted: "Tower Bridge is currently closed while we deal with a person who has climbed the structure. Updates to follow."

Around an hour later, it said: "The bridge has now been reopened. Thank you for your patience."

In August, traffic was brought to a standstill on the bridge after it was stuck open for more than an hour due to a mechanical fault.