(LONDON) — London’s well-known Tower Bridge, which crosses the River Thames within the coronary heart of the British capital, was caught open on Saturday, leaving visitors in chaos and onlookers amazed on the sight.
The historic bascule-and-suspension bridge failed to shut after opening to permit ships to move beneath on the Thames. Metropolis of London police tweeted shortly after 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to pedestrians and visitors and mechanics have been working to repair the issue. An hour later, police tweeted that the bridge had reopened.
Tower Bridge is 244 meters (800 toes) lengthy and its towers are 65 meters (213 toes) excessive. It was constructed between 1886 and 1894.