Hammersmith Bridge: Five more years until it re-opens

On the fifth anniversary of its closure, Londoners have been warned that it will be at least another five years before Hammersmith Bridge can be reopened to cars. The Grade II* listed crossing was hurriedly closed to vehicles in 2019 after its owner, Hammersmith and Fulham council, found that its wrought-iron structure was riddled with cracks. Pedestrians […]

MP: TfL must take over Hammersmith Bridge and reopen it to motor traffic

A West London MP has launched a petition to reopen Hammersmith Bridge to cars, buses and emergency vehicles. Greg Hands, the Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham, is also calling for the bridge to be taken over by TfL after what he described as five years of ‘dither and delay’ by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, reports the Evening Standard. […]

Hammersmith Bridge repair bill hits £250m

It’s reported the cost of repairing Hammersmith Bridge has soared to £250 million, leading to concerns that the Thames crossing will never reopen to vehicles. London’s Evening Standard Newspaper reports the latest estimate is an increase of about £100 million on previous expectations, and comes as the fifth anniversary approaches of the 137-year-old bridge being […]

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 […]


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