Hammersmith Bridge to close during February half term

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to traffic during February school half term as specialist contractors continue to assess its condition.

There will be a series of closures and part-closures over the school holidays. They start on Saturday 10 February at 8am and end on Sunday 18 February at 6pm.

The closures, which follow on from those at Christmas, will allow for work to assess the bridge’s condition in preparation for a major refurbishment later this year.

The council has chosen half term to minimise the disruption to residents and road users while this work takes place.

The closures are:

Daytime bridge closures

  • Saturday 10 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Sunday 11 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Monday 12 February, 8am to 6pm

Daytime lane closures (northbound only)

  • Tuesday 13 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Wednesday 14 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Thursday 15 February, 8am to 6pm
  • Friday 16 February, 8am to 6pm

Full weekend bridge closure

  • From 8am Saturday 17 February to 6pm on Sunday 18 February
  • Bridge to re-open on Sunday 18 February at 6pm
  • Both footways will remain open

What are the works?

Before H&F Council begins the full refurbishment later this year, its specialist contractors must perform detailed surveys of the bridge to establish exactly what work will need to be done.

As the bridge is a very old and highly-complex structure, much of this work is not straight-forward and can be time-consuming.

As part of these investigations the contractors will put monitors on the bridge and find out how it reacts when not under any load. For much of this work they will need the road surface to be free of traffic.

You can find out more about this project at www.lbhf.gov.uk/hammersmithbridge, or by emailing bridgeproject@lbhf.gov.uk.

Travel advice

Motorists will be diverted via Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge. Footways will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who must dismount to cross. Please visit tfl.gov.uk/hammersmith-bridge for more information or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter for updates.

The following bus services will terminate before the bridge: 33, 209, 419, 485. Passengers can walk across the bridge to resume their journeys. Some 72 bus services will be diverted via Chiswick Bridge.

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