Newcastle's Millennium Bridge got stuck in mid-air today - leaving confused commuters unable to cross the Tyne.
/ Source: The Daily Mail
The bridge, which tilts twice a day to allow boats through, got stuck about 1.30pm. The structure, which links Newcastle and Gateshead, has never in its 15-year history become stuck before.
The issue bamboozled pedestrians and cyclists - who had to make their way to the other end of the quayside to cross the Tyne Bridge. The issue - which is thought to have confused hundreds of commuters - is now resolved.
Gateshead Council have said it stalled as a result of an electrical fault - but it was now fixed and was reopened again one hour ago.
A spokesperson for Gateshead Council said: 'The Gateshead Millennium Bridge has developed an electrical fault. Engineers are currently on site trying to correct it.