Hammersmith Bridge Pontoons

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

What consideration has been given to introducing a temporary river bus service at Hammersmith Bridge using pontoons?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The geometry and depth of the river at this location make installation of a pontoon suitable for river buses impractical. It would require significant and expensive dredging works to widen the main channel to allow boats to berth at the pontoon in all tidal conditions while allowing safe passage of all other river traffic.

Transport for London (TfL) is doing everything possible to minimise the impact of the closure of the bridge, including making changes to the local bus network to improve links for people affected by the closure.