Bomb alert shuts down main Londonderry bridge

A bomb alert is currently underway in central Londonderry.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:47 pm

Both decks of the double-decker Craigavon Bridge connecting the east and west sides of the city have been shut down.

The PSNI said: “Motorists are advised that both decks of the Craigavon Bridge in Derry/Londonderry are currently closed due to an ongoing security alert following the discovery of a suspicious object this evening.

“Diversions are in place, motorists are advised to seek alternative routes for their journeys.”

There are no further details at time of writing.

——— ———

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers — and consequently the revenue we receive — we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to and enjoy unlimited access to the best Northern Ireland and UK news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Alistair Bushe