Tower Bridge and the surrounding area was brought to a standstill on Friday afternoon following a suspicious package alert.
Pictures posted on Twitter showed streets near the iconic London bridge completely deserted.
The Metropolitan Police's Southwark division said: "We are currently dealing with a potential suspect package near #TowerBridge. The bridge is currently closed to vehicles and pedestrians."
Police cars and helicopters were in attendance at the scene.
But not long afterwards, the bridge was reopened to the public.
Deserted streets at Tower Bridge. pic.twitter.com/61PEv779kI— Lewis Harvey (@failurism) July 17, 2015
— Carol Hanchett (@mrshanchett) July 17, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
Drama enfolding at Tower Bridge. Road closures. Special officers on site. pic.twitter.com/QNJfsIwqCI— fine line (@fahahsn) July 17, 2015
tower bridge pic.twitter.com/VNeq5RrRp0— trish keenan (@trishk_meg) July 17, 2015