Police close Tower Bridge after person is seen 'climbing structure'

Police seal off Tower Bridge as officers deal with person who has climbed it

Tower Bridge was closed by City of London Police today while officers ‘deal with a person who has climbed the structure’, the force said.

Photographs showed a person holding onto the landmark in the capital at about 11.45am this morning. 

A police spokesman said: ‘Tower Bridge is currently closed while we deal with a person who has climbed the structure.’ 

Photographs showed a person holding onto Tower Bridge in London at about 11.45am today

It comes after the bridge was shut for over 24 hours in August due to a ‘mechanical fault’ when it failed to close after allowing a ship to pass along the River Thames.

Engineers rushed to fix the bridge with drivers urged to avoid the area and queues of motorists and pedestrians were left waiting from both directions.

In June 2005, police closed the bridge for ten hours after a technical problem meant the arms could not be lowered after it was raised to let a tall boat pass through.

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A photograph of an empty Tower Bridge in London on August 23

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