Massive delays as police try to catch Sydney Harbour Bridge climber

4 April 2018

Massive delays as police try to catch Sydney Harbour Bridge climber

Traffic is reportedly banked up for at least 20km as police attempt to detain a man who climbed the cage of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Lanes on the bridge have been closed and police are negotiating with the man.

Road Minister Melinda Pavey said the man is known to authorities and asked drivers to avoid coming into the city if possible.

NSW Police say the man started his ascent at 4:30am this morning.

According to Live Traffic NSW, commuters heading southbound are backed up more than 20km near North Ryde, and 10km for city-bound drivers on Victoria Road.

David Wright, a representative from the Traffic Management Centre, called for patience from city-bound motorists.

“It doesn’t look like it’s going to have a quick resolution, is the information that we’re getting, it’s basically going to throw peak into chaos for anyone coming into the Sydney CBD,” Mr Wright said.

“If you are travelling into the CBD whether it’s from the upper north shore, the lower north shore, the northern beaches, the inner west — you will be delayed significantly due to this major problem on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.”