Tower Bridge weekend closure

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ower Bridge weekend closure
Credit Tower Bridge/Bridge House Estates

Tower Bridge will be closed to all road and foot traffic this weekend as it undergoes necessary maintenance to ensure the global icon remains safe and functional for everyone to enjoy.

The bridge will remain in the raised position for long stretches of time over the August Bank holiday weekend while the essential repairs are undertaken.

Those interested in seeing the Tower Bridge attraction will still be able to visit the bridge but are asked to book tickets in advance and to enter via the northern tickets office, nearest to the Tower of London. All of the essential repairs being done are at no cost to the taxpayer but by the 900-year-old Bridge House Estate, which owns Tower Bridge and four other Thames bridges.

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The bridge will be shut from 10pm on Friday, 25 August and will reopen late on Monday, 28 August with signed diversions routes to Southwark bridge for all road traffic over this time period.

All marine traffic will continue to pass underneath as normal. For more information surrounding the bridge closure and visiting the Tower Bridge attraction over the August Bank holiday visit http://www.towerbridge.org.uk

Giles Shilson, Chairman of the Bridge House Estates Board, said: “As well as being a defining landmark of London, Tower Bridge is one of the capital’s key arteries and the wear and tear of daily traffic naturally affects the structure, which celebrates its 130th birthday next year.”

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