23 August 2020 20:41
Tower Bridge has reopened to all traffic after a malfunction caused the world-famous landmark to become jammed open. The centre of the River Thames crossing is designed to rise and fall to allow large boats to pass through. But on Saturday (August 22) at around 5pm, the two mechanical arms of the Victorian bridge became stuck in different positions. According to a spokesperson for the City of London Police it was due to a "mechanical fault". Now, around 24 hours later the bridge has finally reopened to traffic.
A spokesperson for the landmark said: "Tower Bridge has now fully reopened to all traffic. "Thank you for your patience while we fixed the issue. "We apologise for the inconvenience caused." The bridge reopened to pedestrians last night following what appeared to be a number of failed attempts to close the malfunctioning arms. There was severe congestion in the capital following yesterdays closure and diversions were put in place.