Hammersmith Bridge to close for four days during summer holidays

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to traffic for four days during the summer holidays to allow for urgent repairs.

The works will run from Monday 20 August until Thursday 23 August 2018 (7am to 7pm each day).

TfL has asked for the closure, and the council has chosen the school holidays to minimise the disruption to residents and road users while this work takes place.

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 follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter for the latest 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, the remainder will terminate before Hammersmith Bridge.

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

What are the works?

A full refurbishment of the bridge is scheduled for the near future, but while it remains in use, some panels on the decking surface continue to deteriorate. This work is to repair some of these damaged panels to keep the bridge in use until the full refurbishment.

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

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

What happens next?

Following an extensive examination of the bridge earlier this year, detailed designs for the works have been drawn-up and will be reviewed by Transport for London’s (TfL) board later this year. TfL will then decide on their preferred option.

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