It’s been announced work on the Hammersmith Bridge Restoration Project will start on-site later this month.
Hammersmith and Fulham council says the decision follows extensive safety investigations carried out by world-leading specialist bridge engineers working for it.
The council says its engineers have now developed an alternative £8.9m stabilisation programme for the bridge which will save local and national taxpayers £21m compared to the previous Transport for London proposal.
Hammersmith and Fulham says it has approved the investment in full, rather than wait for the Department for Transport (DfT) and TfL to pay their share. It is anticipated that DfT and TfL will subsequently reimburse the council with their one-third shares as announced by the Government last year.
Full details are available here.
(Picture – London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham)