Transformers take over supposedly 'closed' Tower Bridge

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Londoners were left annoyed after filming for the latest Transformers movie took place on Tower Bridge – straight after it was closed to traffic for months to come.

An electronic sign announced the bridge's closure due to resurfacing work from 1st October until 30th December, with motorists warned to expect delays.


However, there were no signs of any work going on over the weekend, and the iconic landmark was instead being used to film scenes for Michael Bay's latest blockbuster.

Drivers took to Twitter to express their frustration, with user Daniel Jackson writing: "Um, I thought Tower Bridge was closed for essential maintenance? But it seems to be safe enough to film Transformers on?"

Transport for London, which organised the closure, claimed the City of London Corporation made the decision to allow the filming to take place.

A spokesperson for the Corporation said: "Today's filming has no impact on the schedule of work planned for the Tower Bridge closure.

"The filming is taking advantage of the traffic closure in place as preparatory works take place on the north side of the bridge."