The famous bridge will be unavailable to private cars until October.
In an unusual closure not related to coronavirus, London Bridge will be partly out of action until autumn. The bridge closed today for private cars, to allow repair work. It had been planned for some time.
Cyclists and pedestrians may still use the bridge, although the cycle lane will be out of action, and pedestrians will have restricted space.
The £5 million improvement works will allow the laying of a new waterproof surface, and other measures to keep the almost 50-year-old bridge in good working order. Diversions are in place over Tower Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.
Meanwhile, to the north of the Square Mile, Beech Street tunnel is all set to become London's first zero-emission road. As previously reported, most vehicles with an internal combustion engine will be barred from the street. The exceptions include delivery vehicles and those using the Barbican car parks. The restrictions apply from Wednesday 18 March.