London’s iconic Tower Bridge opened up to allow the ships to pass through on the river Thames. However, this time, it got stuck for a few hours and did not come back to its original position, causing traffic snarls on both sides. It created a big problem for the drivers as well as the pedestrians.
The two hands of the bridge were in rather unusual drift. The left arm was slightly above the right arm, which is supposed to have resulted in the technical fault.
Being situated in the heart of the capital city, it held up the traffic on the road for a large part of the day. Cyclists and many other people on foot were seen waiting near the stuck bridge. A witness reportedly overheard the mention of “multiple failures” on security radios, BBC said.
Due to the mechanical peril, the city police had to issue a warning to the Londoners to stop them from coming to that area and take alternate routes. Their official Twitter page held the post which read: ‘ The Bridge experienced technical issues this afternoon and was locked in a raised position for a period of time. It has now reopened. Thanks to all those who fixed it.’
As the bridge is located in a rather busy part of the city, it did cause a lot of inconveniences. The city was told to find ‘alternative routes’ in order to get wherever they had to.