Finally – security barriers installed on London bridges in response to terror attacks


Security barriers were installed overnight on three London bridges after Saturday night’s terrorist attack that saw a white van mow down pedestrians on London Bridge.

TfL confirmed that fences were erected on Waterloo, Lambeth and Westminster bridges.

Commuters were pictured crossing the bridges behind the sturdy-looking new structures.

It came as Londoners returned to work amid a heavier police presence at London Bridge, which remained closed through Sunday but reopened on Monday morning for exit-only commuter traffic.

Westminster Bridge Security Barriers – In pictures

City of London police said commuters could expect to see more officers on the beat in central London today.

Morning all – if you’re in the #SquareMile today you might see more officers – If you see us say hi #LondonBridge https://t.co/tsXjMnMBXs pic.twitter.com/NqAvBla4pI

— City Police (@CityPolice) June 5, 2017

The barriers were erected on Westminster Bridge amid questions over why they had not been installed following an attack on March 22 in which Khalid Masood killed five people by driving a car into pedestrians before stabbing an unarmed police officer.

Update – A302 Westminster Bridge has re-opened both ways following barrier installation works. Traffic is light and moving well.

— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) June 5, 2017

Waterloo and Lambeth bridges also saw new, hastily erected security structures in place.

A301 Waterloo Bridge is closed southbound for barrier installation works.

— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) June 5, 2017

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