Clifton Suspension Bridge closed all day after ‘police incident’

Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol is expected to be closed all day (Picture: Getty Images)

A major bridge in Bristol will be closed ‘all day’ to traffic and pedestrians due to an ongoing police incident.

Clifton Suspension Bridge has been closed since 6.30am this morning as officers respond to an emergency incident.

It is closed between Observatory Road and North Road on the opposite side of the bridge.

Traffic monitor Inrix said: ‘Due to a police incident, the bridge and visitor centre are closed all day today (July 11) to all traffic and pedestrians. We apologise for the disruption.’

Avon and Somerset Police has been contacted for comment about the incident.

Much of the west of the city has come to a standstill because of the bridge closure.

Police are responding to an ongoing incident (Picture: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Many drivers travelling into the city from North Somerset use the bridge so it is expected to add to the congestion throughout the day.

According to traffic data from Google, traffic is already building on the A4 Portway which is another major road into the city.

Traffic is also at a standstill back towards the A369 coming into Bristol from Leigh Woods to Ashton Gate Stadium.

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