Delivery drivers face fines for using Albert Bridge in London

Drivers of vehicles weighing more than three tonnes are being warned a weight restriction is now being enforced on Albert Bridge in West London, with fines for goods vehicles that exceed it. The current restriction, which has been in place since 2012, has been managed previously using width restriction posts to deter overweight vehicles entering […]

Next phase of steel works to stabilise Hammersmith Bridge goes ahead

More than 1,000 pieces of bespoke steel have been welded together into support frames for the final phase of the stabilisation of Hammersmith Bridge. The steel was imported in 29 giant sheets which were shipped to the UK late last year, following delays caused by the war in Ukraine. The sheets were then cut into 1,220 […]

Next stage of Hammersmith Bridge restoration to begin

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 […]

Shapps suggests three-way contribution to get Hammersmith Bridge reopened

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has committed to the Department for Transport funding a third of the cost of repairing and reopening Hammersmith Bridge in London, provided Transport for London and the local borough chip in too. The Standard says the aim is to get the bridge reopened this summer initially to cyclists and pedestrians […]

Shapps under pressure to act on Hammersmith closure

The Transport Secretary is under pressure from MPs in London to fund the reopening of Hammersmith Bridge, as he is being told the two-year closure had become an “international embarrassment”. The Evening Standard reports that London MPs have demanded Grant Shapps honours a pledge he made last September to “take control” of the project and reopen […]

£3 toll plan for double-decker Hammersmith Bridge

Drivers could be charged £3 to cross Hammersmith Bridge under plans to create a double-decked bridge with pedestrians and cyclists underneath a new carriageway for traffic. London’s Evening Standard says the toll charge idea follows the unveilling of plans last November where Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Sir John Ritblat from Delancey, and architects and engineers […]

New report raises the prospect of a ‘limited reopening’ of Hammersmith bridge

New reports commissioned by the government and published yesterday have raised the prospect of a limited reopening of the Hammersmith Bridge to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic. In September, the Department for Transport invited respected engineering consultants AECOM and Professor Norman Fleck of the University of Cambridge – an expert in fracture mechanics – to review […]

Radical new plan for Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has unveiled a radical new plan to build a temporary double-decker crossing within the existing structure of Hammersmith Bridge that has been closed on safety grounds since August 13th Working with Sir John Ritblat from Delancey, and world leading architects and engineers Foster + Partners, the council has said that under […]


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