Environmental group calls for cars to be banished from Hammersmith Bridge forever

Climate activist group Possible have issued their plans for a car-free future of London’s Hammersmith Bridge, instead offering a crossing over the Thames for cyclists, pedestrians and driverless pods. The bridge has been closed for three years due to structural safety concerns and the group is suggesting that the local council is wrong to be […]

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 […]

Government funds vital works to restore Hammersmith Bridge to former glory

Ministers have announced a multimillion-pound funding package for vital restoration works to Hammersmith Bridge, as government confirms it will fund one third of the costs to stabilise the structure. The announcement is a landmark moment in the bridge’s history. Almost £3 million will be injected into the project by ministers, so it remains permanently open […]

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 […]

Hammersmith ferry project abandoned

The Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce, responsible for the safe reopening of the bridge over the Thames in West London, has decided to cease work on introducing a ferry service. Uber won the right to open the ferry eight months ago to provide a crossing while essential safety work was carried out on the bridge which reopened […]

Hammersmith Bridge partially reopens this weekend

Hammersmith Bridge is to re-open to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic on Saturday 17 July. Hammersmith & Fulham Council Leader Stephen Cowan has announced the decision following a series of what he calls comprehensive safety investigations into the bridge and the successful introduction of an “innovative temperature control system” that helps prevent cracking in the 19th century cast […]

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 […]

Uber wins Hammersmith ferry service

Transport for London has selected Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to run the temporary Hammersmith ferry. The service will take pedestrians and cyclists over the Thames while Hammersmith Bridge undergoes vital repair and refurbishment works. It is proposed that the boats will take passengers between piers located near to Queen Caroline Street in Hammersmith and […]


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