Release Date: 21 November 2019
Preliminary repair works on Hammersmith Bridge will commence in the next few weeks, Hammersmith and Fulham Council (LBH&F) and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed.
Whilst the full restoration project is still in the planning phase, the Bridge’s decorative cast iron housings need to be partially dismantled to provide access for thorough investigation of the bridge’s structure and for surface preparation.
Set-up for this dismantling and preparation phase will start on Monday 25 November 2019, with works scheduled to start in the next few weeks and run to June 2020. This phase is funded by the initial funding of £25m from TfL and is being carried out by Kier.
From 25 November 2019:
Marine engineering firm Beckett Rankine has claimed it is possible to build a temporary road bridge in a short period of time, whilst repair works are ongoing.
LBH&F and TfL have publicly discounted this option and are shortly expected to publish their own temporary foot and cycle bridge proposal.
Nevertheless, due to the significant petition put forward by our residents, Richmond are seeking a meeting with Beckett Rankine to directly review their thoughts.
The complete bridge restoration is in the concept design phase, which is on track to be completed in Spring 2020. The full restoration is expected to take at least three years. LBH&F and TfL are working on securing funding for the project.
For complaints or queries specifically relating to work on the bridge during this time, please contact TfL:
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Updated: 29 November 2019