Re-Opening Hammersmith Bridge (1)

MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On 11th June Gary Sterritt, Head of Asset Investment at TfL, told London Travelwatch that the project to re-open the bridge to vehicular traffic could take 3 years. Is this a correct estimate of the time it is likely to take?


Re-Opening Hammersmith Bridge (1)

Re-Opening Hammersmith Bridge (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

An indicative timeframe of up to three years was offered based on Transport for London’s (TfL’s) experience of carrying out similar large scale projects.

Of course, there are a significant number of variables to consider when working on complex and historic structures such as Hammersmith Bridge. This is why specialists are taking the appropriate amount of time to fully understand the likely requirements, options, timescales and costs for repairing the bridge.

TfL and Hammersmith & Fulham Council are currently assessing the large amount of investigation and design work which has taken place, and expects to know more about the likely timeframes and costs for the repairs in August.