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Sydney Harbour Bridge partially closed after major police operation on Friday morning

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was partially closed on Friday morning following a medical emergency. Photo: Flickr.

By TOKS OGUNDARE

Sydneysiders were warned to avoid the Harbour Bridge after a major police operation forced a partial closure on Friday morning, with NSW Police and NSW Ambulance responding to a “medical emergency” along the bridge.

Two city-bound lanes were closed, causing delays before they were reopened shortly afterwards. Live Traffic Sydney warned drivers to expect further delays, saying that there “may be short closures of more citybound lanes on the Harbour Bridge” as the operation continued. 

“Traffic is heavy in both directions, especially citybound. Continue to follow the directions of emergency services on site.”

Traffic Sydney announced shortly after that the lanes had been reopened, with traffic on and approaching the Harbour Bridge in both directions returning to normal.

The NSW government has said that it is “considering all options” for the state’s tolling regime, with Prue Car, the Deputy Leader of the NSW Opposition, telling 2GB’s Ben Fordham on Friday morning that the government has been “all over the place” with what is set to happen with the potential tolls, adding that there was concern over the privatisation of the bridge. 

This prompted NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet to call into the radio station to quickly shut down any suggestion that the government would privatise the Harbour Bridge, calling it “absurd”.

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