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London's famous Tower Bridge gets stuck in an open position

Britain Tower Bridge
Posted at 4:46 PM, Aug 22, 2020

LONDON (AP) — London's famous Tower Bridge, which crosses the River Thames in the heart of the British capital, somehow became stuck open, leaving traffic in chaos and onlookers amazed at the sight.

The historic bascule-and-suspension bridge failed to close Saturday after opening to allow ships to pass underneath on the Thames.

City of London police tweeted shortly after 5 p.m. that the bridge was closed to pedestrians and traffic and mechanics were working to fix the problem.

An hour later, police tweeted that the bridge had reopened.

Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894.