After the mechanical failure was fixed, the Tower Bridge in London was re-passable.


On August 9, 2021, Tower Bridge in central London remained open due to technical obstacles, causing traffic problems. (Ian West / PA)

Tower Bridge was able to pass again after being stuck due to technical issues.

Images from a live camera of an east-facing shard skyscraper showed that both sides of the intersection would recombine around midnight on Monday.

A spokesman for the City of London Corporation, which owns and operates the bridge, previously said:

“We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

By 6:30 am local time on Tuesday, there were no updates from the company.

The obstacle meant that the bridge could not be closed properly and was forced to remain open from around 3 pm local time.

According to the latest information from Transport for London, it caused several hours of traffic problems, which could hardly be resolved by around 9 pm.

Images of the scene on Monday afternoon show increased traffic on both sides of the bridge owned, funded and managed by the City of London Corporation.

Benjamin Cooper