Yesterday's big surprise on Lisbon 25 de Abril bridge, courtesy of Facebook.
Yesterday's big surprise on Lisbon 25 de Abril bridge, courtesy of Facebook.

Bicycling courier ‘takes life into hands’ to deliver food over Lisbon bridge

It’s a mad world: a courier, believed to be male, took his life in his hands yesterday – simply to deliver food. He pedalled resolutely across Lisbon’s manically busy April 25 bridge, a bridge that allows no bicycles, or pedestrians. It is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the country, and can be terrifying even for drivers in cars. But this doughty delivery driver just kept going. Police were alerted by startled drivers, but have reported that “they couldn’t locate him”. There are no reports of the courier cycling back across the bridge. If police do eventually catch up with the cyclist, they say he will face a “traffic violation”.