Hammersmith Bridge

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of David Kurten David Kurten Brexit Alliance

To ask the Mayor for an update on Hammersmith Bridge, which was closed 'indefinitely' in April 2019, after failing safety checks.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I completely understand how disruptive the closure of Hammersmith Bridge will be proving for people who live, work and travel in the area. Transport for London (TfL) is working extremely closely with Hammersmith & Fulham Council to confirm plans for repairing the bridge as soon as possible. This work includes analysing the detailed inspections and surveys which have been taking place to give a detailed picture of the bridge’s condition, which will ensure the best repair option is chosen. This work is nearly complete, and TfL and Hammersmith & Fulham expect to have a better idea of costs and timeframes for the chosen repair option in August.

TfL is also inviting feedback from customers on the changes it has made to the local bus network in response to the closure.  TfL is carefully monitoring the situation and reviewing the feedback it has already received to help it decide whether further changes are needed. It has already introduced more buses on route 33 in response to its monitoring and comments received.