London Bridge closes to most traffic for seven month £5 million roadworks project

16 March 2020, 08:59

File photo: Only buses, taxis, motorcycles and bicycles will be able to use the bridge until October
File photo: Only buses, taxis, motorcycles and bicycles will be able to use the bridge until October. Picture: PA

By Megan White

London Bridge has been closed to most traffic for the next seven months for a £5 million roadworks project.

Only buses, taxis, motorcycles and bicycles will be able to use the bridge, which opened to traffic in 1973, until October.

Pedestrians will also be able to use the bridge, but Transport for London said there would be less space than usual.

The work will include having 24 of the bridge's bearings replaced, with the entire surface re-waterproofed and replaced.

Drivers are being warned diversions across Tower Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge will be "extremely busy".

The current form of London Bridge replaced a Victorian stone arch which was sold to American entrepreneur Robert P McCulloch and reassembled in Arizona.

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