Hammersmith Bridge closed in half-term for essential repairs

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to traffic during February half term while essential repair works take place.

The works are an interim measure to ensure the iconic, 130-year-old bridge remains in use ahead of a major refurbishment.

The repairs, which will be to replace the bridge decking, will mean the bridge is closed to traffic from Saturday 11 February until the early hours of Monday 20 February.

Hammersmith Bridge is presently operating under severe weight restrictions with only one bus in each direction permitted on the bridge at any one time. This essential maintenance work is crucial to ensuring this very old bridge can continue to operate effectively in the future.

More information: www.lbhf.gov.uk/hammersmithbridge

Travel advice

Motorists will be diverted via Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge. Both footways will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who will have to dismount to cross. Please take care when crossing as it may be busier than usual.

The following bus services will terminate before the bridge: 33, 209, 283, 419, 485. Passengers can walk across the bridge to resume their journeys. For those less mobile, the 72 bus service will be diverted via Chiswick.

You can get the latest bus information from Transport for London at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses, or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

Get in touch, find out more

To comment on the repair works, contact H&F Council’s transport team at bridgeproject@lbhf.gov.uk.

To find out more about the full refurbishment, visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/hammersmithbridge.

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