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Barriers put on London bridges in wake of latest attack

westminster bridge barriers

New barriers have been put on London bridges in the wake of Saturday night’s terrorist attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Structures appeared on Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo bridges.

A Transport for London (TfL) spokesperson, said: “We are aware of the hostile vehicle mitigation measures being installed by the Met on some of London’s bridges and are supporting them with this work.”

The public was first told about the plans by Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley on Sunday. He said: “The public can expect to see additional police – both armed and unarmed officers - across the Capital as you would expect in these circumstances. And our security and policing plans for events are being reviewed, the public will also see increased physical measures on London’s bridges to keep the public safe.”

Work to remodel the transport layout on Westminster Bridge was postponed in March pending a security review after a terrorist drove at high speed across Westminster Bridge, ploughing into pedestrians and killing five, before crashing into railings.

Kier had been due to start work to introduce segregated cycle lanes and a remodelled junction on the 155-year-old Westminster Bridge.

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  • I trust they will also be looking at other high pedestrian use areas such as the shopping centres and transport hubs.

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