Man on a bridge – level 3
It’s not your usual spot to take a moment’s break, but a man in Australia climbed up an arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to do apparently just that! Sitting high at about 75 metres above the Australian city, the man was four vertical beams in from the bridge’s northern pylon, right underneath the top arch.
It’s thought that the man took a taxi to the bridge before he proceeded to climb the iconic Sydney landmark. Although his actions don’t appear to have any malicious intent, the incident led to the closure of three lanes and brought traffic to a standstill, which morning commuters no doubt didn’t appreciate, as the event unfolded between 9 and 11 a.m.
Just before 11 a.m., the man climbed back down from his spot, where he was arrested by police. It’s thought that he’s been taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital for assessment.
Lanes have since been reopened and traffic in the area has resumed to normal.
Difficult words: spot (a place), apparently (as it seems), beam (the support), pylon (the tower of a bridge), malicious (bad, evil), commuter (a person who commutes – travels to work), unfold (happen).
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