One of the few links across the Thames, the iconic Tower Bridge, has now shut for three months for essential maintenance.
The 122 year old landmark will remain closed to vehicles until year end.
The closure will put additional strain on links at Blackwall and Woolwich as some 21,000 vehicles a day will struggle to find alternative routes.
This closure comes when Tooley Street is already closed eastbound until 2018 as work on London Bridge station continues.
The bridge will however remain open for river traffic as it normally does at 24 hours’ notice around 1,000 times a year.
Pedestrians will also be able to use the bridge on all except three weekends when a free replacement ferry service will be made available. The viewing gallery on the bridge will open as normal.