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Tower Bridge closed after London 2012 lighting comes loose

Tower Bridge was closed to road traffic and pedestrians on Thursday night after part of the LED lighting one of the upper walkways came loose in the high winds of Storm Emma.

Tweets on 1 March 2018

Just published - Tower Bridge closed after lighting comes loose from upper walkway dlvr.it/QJNDBF

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Traffic very slow on Borough High Street southbound.

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Tower Bridge was one of the official diversionary routes for the northbound closure of London Bridge during the cur… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Tower Bridge closed to road traffic and pedestrians until further notice after part of the LED lighting installed f… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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fendahlene Just passed under Tower Bridge there’s a huge light hanging loose from the top @CityBridgeTrust pic.twitter.com/N3QTRyxQim

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IdrinkGuinness Section of LED strip lights appears to be dangling by a thread? @TowerBridge pic.twitter.com/u4DYvq4kw1

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CityPolice BRIDGE CLOSURE❗️

Tower Bridge is closed to traffic and pedestrians until further notice due to a faulty strip ligh… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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JambusterLondon A100 Tower Bridge (EC3N) (Both Directions) - Closed for safety reasons. Use other routes. Traffic is flowing well o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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tomcopley Even by his standards, Johnson's slandering of @WHurst1 and @ArchitectsJrnal was shocking. Londoners and taxpayers… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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guardian Boris blusters his way around his £40m garden bridge fiasco | John Crace trib.al/yvxAhHr

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JambusterLondon A301 Waterloo Bridge (WC2R/SE1/WC2N) (Northbound) at the junction of Lancaster Place - Bus lane restricted due to P… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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nickstew_art One Blackfriars. Did the architect consider this? pic.twitter.com/VUcCfMPuqy

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Pavement in front of Elephant & Castle's Strata tower is fenced off due to "potential snow fall from above" twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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WHurst1 Boris Johnson now attacking me and @ArchitectsJrnal for what we’ve written on Garden Bridge and TfL officers - appa… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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peterwalker99 Extraordinary stuff from Boris Johnson who personally attacks @WHurst1 from Architects' Journal for stories probing… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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As he leaves the chamber Boris pauses to chat with the Tory members of the GLA Oversight Committee (who remained si… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris ends his session by repeating his belief that the bridge will eventually be built.

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Boris on Sadiq and the

"It was like a bad love affair. You could tell that his heart wasn't in it but he didn't kill it."

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Boris Johnson:

"My regret about the is that it became a political football."

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Boris wants Isabel Dedring, Richard de Cani and Michele Dix ought to be exonerated by @LondonAssembly's probe

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Boris says he doesn't think breached the bounds of propriety

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Boris: "When I think of the I feel miserable"

Says London is not seeing "political courage and leade… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris for Mayor?

"I think I might stand again" jokes the foreign secretary

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Boris Johnson says it became fashionable to criticise the at dinner parties but there were plenty of people who supported it.

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Boris Johnson says the Trust "did a fantastic job" and pays tribute to Lord Davies (chairman) and Bee Emmott (chief executive)

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"With the benefit of hindsight, would you have done anything different?" asks @CarolinePidgeon

Bor… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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MPSSouthwark Do you recognise this item? 40 items including mobile phones and laptops were located at an unlicensed music event… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris: "not a single penny of taxpayers' money has been wasted by me" - blames Sadiq Khan for cancelling the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris says he's struggling to answer @tomcopley question about his decisions re "at this distance in time"

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"I can't tell you how much it pleases me to be referred to continuously as 'Mr Mayor' says Boris, as assembly membe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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MissSarahWise I think we reached 'House!' a few minutes ago twitter.com/se1/status/969…

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Boris now quoting back Sadiq Khan's previous comments that going ahead with the would be best outcome for the taxpayer.

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Boris Johnson says he "took the trouble to talk to the Garden Bridge Trust" to prepare himself for today's… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris says "would have been a great triumph for this city" if Sadiq had allowed Garden Bridge Trust to continue its work.

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Boris criticises @WHurst1 and @ArchitectsJrnal for their coverage - says their reporting motivated by… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris shakes his head when Len Duvall says procurement broke TfL's own rules. But Boris has previousl… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Predictably Boris lays in to critics of , saying that TfL officials have faced "calumnies" and "insinu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris says procurement was "rough around the edges".

Laughter from journalists in the public gallery… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris on : "this has been one of the most supermasticated pieces of public expenditure" - says there's… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Not long left till @BorisJohnson’s 45 minute session is over.

Predictably, not much new information gleaned so fa… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris now being questioned about TfL board involvement in decisions. This from 2015: twitter.com/se1/status/677…

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Boris says had a much better transport rationale than the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf footbridge.

Bo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Labour's @LenDuvall just addressed @BorisJohnson as "Mr Mayor" whilst urging Boris to "stick to the facts" re

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Green @sianberry says the transport justification for sounds "post-hoc" - dreamt up once Boris had al… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris says areas on both sides of are "in need of some regeneration".

"The transport need was very… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris just referred to a "chicken and egg" situation with fundraising/procurement for

Cross that on… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris on his trip to Apple in San Francisco re

"it's a great thing for a mayor to go out there and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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susana_mendonca Chair @Len_Duvall tells @BorisJohnson that he’s only here because he was summoned, not through choice… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris says he was persuaded to back the

"It had a good business case"

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Boris says that after Olympics Joanna Lumley and Thomas Heatherwick met his chief of staff to pitch i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris highlighting the fact that Margaret Hodge had to apologise for using House of Commons resources in her probe.

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Len Duvall asks Boris why he didn't take part in @margarethodge's review.

Boris says Hodge report ha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris says the bill for is £46 million.

"That is a great shame."

He says that if he was mayor, the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris says Sadiq Khan "blew hot and cold" about .

(A fair comment, FWIW)

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Cancellation of is "a bitter disappointment" says Boris Johnson.

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Boris tells @LondonAssembly - " an excellent project" and a "fantastic amenity" ... "connecting Wate… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Boris remarks "what a pleasure it is to be back" at City Hall and says he takes scrutiny seriously.

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Boris "two minutes away" ... assembly members joke he's forgotten the way to City Hall

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alfaguru @se1 @LondonAssembly What's the odds on "I would have arrived sooner if only there'd been a conveniently-located bridge across the Thames"?

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Get your popcorn ready for 45 minutes of Boris answering (or more likely not answering) questions about the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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tbprimary School will close tomorrow and reopen on Monday. Stay safe, stay warm. @SNSPrimary

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The @LondonAssembly GLA oversight committee getting ready to grill @BorisJohnson for 45 minutes re twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Your Essential Boris Bingo card for this afternoon's @LondonAssembly session re with @BorisJohnsontwitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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CDPS_Southwark We will be closed tomorrow due to travel disruption caused by severe weather warning. School will re-open on Monday 5th March. Please share.

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TheUnionTheatre ‼️Show Cancellation‼️

Regrettably tonight’s performance of CARMEN 1808 is now cancelled due to travel disruption.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Transport commissioner Mike Brown told this morning that TfL will reverse cuts to bus services i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Watching TfL boss Mike Brown face the @LondonAssembly transport committee.

Later this is where @BorisJohnson will… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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TfLTrafficNews The traffic signals are not working on Southwark Street (SE1) at the junction of Southwark Bridge Road. Drivers are… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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South Bank Forum

Details announced of next week's meeting for Waterloo and South Bank residents with @KateHoeyMP
a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Sadiq Khan told @mrjamesob [re Boris Johnson and the Bridge]:

"it looks like he's got away with it"… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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The @BishopSouthwark renews calls for introduction of minimum alcohol pricing premier.org.uk/News/UK/Bishop…

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An unconventional AGM for @TeamLondonBdg - everyone wearing silent disco gear on the concourse of a railway station pic.twitter.com/OTX3uYLX0R

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Happy St David’s Day. Stained glass window at the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth - now @GardenMuseumLDN pic.twitter.com/VGcqwAb6Sx

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BeormundSchool Beormund will be closed today for the safety and well being of our children and staff. We’ll keep our parents and c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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ARKGlobeAcademy The academy is open for all year groups today, please take extra care when travelling to the academy

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coryboro_london We’re also singing at 10 Downing St on St David’s Day. Massive honour.

Anrhydedd mawr. Diolch Llywodraeth Cymru pic.twitter.com/JVDunIlfD0

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lambethpalace We’re not getting into the theology of , but here are some pictures of Lambeth Palace in the snow toda… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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ARKGlobeAcademy Our school is open today as usual

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boutchercofe School is open but no after school clubs. Wrap up warmly pic.twitter.com/PikqPKTqlS

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londonnautical Due to the extreme weather and the forecast for the rest of the day school will be closed on Thursday 1st March

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CDPS_Southwark Current situation: all after school school clubs and child care are cancelled until Monday. Decision about school… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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SNSPrimary Due to adverse weather conditions the school will be closed today. Check our website thebridgesfederation.org.uk and o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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tbprimary Due to adverse weather conditions school is closed today. @SNSPrimary

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coyleneil Sad to hear @tbprimary closed due to snow - was looking forward to joining activities today; stay warm everyone!

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