Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce meeting, 14 January 2021

The eleventh meeting of the Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce was held yesterday, 14 January 2021.

Among the matters discussed were:

  • Confirmation from LBHF that they have commissioned Foster & Partners and COWI to conduct a full feasibility study into their proposal for a temporary bridge
  • The condition of the bridge’s north-east pedestal. It was noted that the advice given to LBHF is that the bridge should not be reopened until the condition of all four pedestals is known. This should be possible in April, once blast cleaning has been completed.
  • News from TfL regarding the procurement for the temporary ferry service, which is well underway. It is expected that the service will commence in the spring.

You can read the full report of the meeting here.

One point that isn't very clear: if the engineers say that it's possible to open the bridge to pedestrians and cyclists in April, will that mean that there is no need for a ferry after all?

Posted on 15th January 2021

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