Safety first for Hammersmith Bridge
H&F Leader Stephen Cowan said this week that Hammersmith Bridge was closed in August to prevent a “national disaster” following engineers’ advice that it could collapse. He was commenting after a government-appointed engineers’ report was published.
Cllr Cowan added: “We will continue to look at all possible means of safely having the bridge re-opened. But we will never take any decision that is against the specialist engineers’ advice that there is a serious risk to the lives of the tens of thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, motor vehicle drivers and river traffic that used or travelled under the bridge each week.”