Community news and investigative journalism for Wapping E1W and Tower Hamlets London

Tower Bridge to close for three months

By on June 9, 2016 in Transport

Tower Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for three months between Saturday 1 October 2016 to Friday 30 December 2016. Seriously. This is not a joke. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our local bridge will be closed to vehicles.

Our local bridge

Our local bridge

Fortunately there will only be pedestrian closures for three weekends during the works.

Our local bridge needs a lot of care and attention including replacing timber decking and re-surfacing the road, hence the need to close it.

You can read full details of the closure on the Transport for London site.

You can also have a giggle at the hopelessly optimistic ‘impact map’ below.

Tower Bridge Impact map

However being stuck in the inevitable traffic jams from hell that will arise from the closure is not a laughing matter.

But there is no way round it – literally.

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