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Temporary Hammersmith Road Bridge

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

Will TfL please now seriously consider the latest (revised) robust Beckett Rankine proposal for the speedy installation of a cost-effective temporary road bridge in order to relieve the air-polluting traffic gridlock in SW London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) has not formally received a revised Beckett Rankine proposal.

TfL and Hammersmith & Fulham Council have both concluded that building a temporary bridge for motorised vehicles would require a substantially larger structure in the river, and would be more expensive and disruptive to build, as opposed to a temporary bridge for pedestrians and cycles.

It would also either require traffic to be redirected through residential streets, the possible acquisition and demolition of private property, or the use of existing green space. It could also block and further constrain the navigational channel for river traffic, due to the need for more piers in the river.