Tay Road Bridge reopened after police incident closes road in both directions

Police reported the closure in the early hours of Monday morning.

Monday, 31st August 2020, 6:28 am
Updated Monday, 31st August 2020, 7:48 am
Tay Road Bridge. Picture: Flickr/Matthew Jackson/creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Tay Road Bridge. Picture: Flickr/Matthew Jackson/creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Early morning commuters in Tayside faced lengthy delays as the Tay Road Bridge was closed after reports of concern for a woman on the bridge.

The bridge, which carries traffic across the Firth of Tay from Newport-on-Tay in Fife to Dundee, was shut in both directions as authorities attended the scene on Monday morning.

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The Tay Road Bridge twitter account first reported the closure at 03:25 today.

The bridge was reopened around 6:30am.

Police thanked the public for avoiding the area.

In a statement, a police spokesperson said: “Police Scotland received a report of concern for a person on the Tay Bridge shortly after 3am on Monday, 31 August.

“The woman has been traced safely. The bridge was closed as a precaution while officers attended and has since reopened.”

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