Hammersmith Bridge is closed to motor traffic until major safety-critical strengthening work is completed. I’m absolutely sure that we averted a catastrophe by closing this 19th century suspension bridge to motor vehicles last year.‘We have some of the best engineers in the world working on this scheme. These are external links and will open in a new window Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to motorists since April 2019 due to ‘critical faults’ found by safety sensors, but it was still open to cyclists and pedestrians while repairs were carried out. They advise we now face a similar dilemma. "The bridge will remain closed until the engineers are confident that it is safe to re-open to pedestrians and river traffic. Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to motorists since April 2019 due to ‘critical faults’ found by safety sensors, but it was still open to cyclists and pedestrians while repairs were carried out. Motorists were stopped from using the iconic Grade II* listed bridge in April 2019, following the discovery of hairline micro-fractures in the cast-iron pedestals that hold the suspension structure in … I’m absolutely sure that we averted a catastrophe by closing this 19“We have some of the best engineers in the world working on this scheme. Even boats will not be allowed to pass under the bridge, which is used by up to 16,000 people every day. Hammersmith Bridge to be fully closed from today. A statement from the council said: "The deterioration in the structure was exacerbated by the recent heatwave which caused cracks to significantly increase - despite measures taken to mitigate the heat. Regular updates about this restoration work have been posted on “Today’s closure shows how much more work is required to get this beautiful bridge fully restored. And we’re – once again – calling on the Government to fund the final phases of the restoration work,” said Cllr Cowan.“TfL has lost 90 per cent of their revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to urgent safety concerns, Hammersmith and Fulham Council have today announced (13 August 2020) that Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to all members of the public, including pedestrians and cyclists, from 5pm, following expert technical advice. Hammersmith Bridge has been bombed three times - by the IRA in 1939, by the Provisional IRA in 1996, and by the Real IRA in 2000. They advise we now face a similar dilemma. Due to urgent safety concerns, Hammersmith and Fulham Council have today announced (13 August 2020) that Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to all members of the public, including pedestrians and cyclists, from 5pm, following expert technical advice. Recent inspections carried out as part of ongoing restoration revealed that blistering heat over the past few weeks had caused cracks on the bridge to expand. They advise we now face a similar dilemma. It was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1887.“The micro-fractures were only discovered because in 2014, I commissioned a comprehensive structural integrity review of all aspects of the bridge’s suspension structure which began in 2015. The structural integrity review quickly began to find decades of unchecked corrosion riddled throughout. "Transport for London has financed the first £25m of the repair project but the main funding source has yet to be decided. Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to motorists since April 2019 due to ‘critical faults’ found by safety sensors, but it was still open to cyclists and pedestrians while repairs were carried out. Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to pedestrians and cyclists after safety inspectors found cracks in the 133-year-old structure had worsened following the recent heatwave.

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