Auckland traffic: Person falls off Grafton Bridge

A person has fallen off the Grafton Bridge, forcing the closure of the Northwestern Motorway ramp.

Emergency services rushed to Grafton Bridge – on the outskirts of the Auckland CBD – after a person fell off the bridge early this afternoon.

Police said the person had fallen from the bridge onto the Northwestern Motorway.

They have been rushed to the nearby Auckland City Hospital with serious injuries.

One lane on the motorway, below Grafton Bridge, is closed.

Police said there was heavy congestion after the incident and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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