Victoria police are warning pedestrians who use the Johnson Street bridge to follow the warning signals after a man was found hanging onto the bridge as it was being raised.
It happened on Friday, July 19 just after 8 p.m.
VicPD says patrol officers were called to the bridge after witnesses reported seeing a man on the bridge as it was being lifted for a passing barge.
By the time officers attended, the bridge was fully up and the man was seen hanging onto a railing bracing himself with his legs.
The bridge was lowered and police were able to take the man, who was intoxicated, into custody.
He was not injured and was later taken home by officers.
VicPD say the man ignored safety systems and went onto the bridge after the lift sequence began.
Officers will not be forwarding charges in relation to the incident.