While motorists and bus riders will grumble, cyclists and pedestrians may well celebrate that Hammersmith Bridge is currently all theirs.
The 132-year-old crossing has been closed to motor vehicles with immediate and indefinite effect, due to 'critical faults', Hammersmith and Fulham Council has announced.
Never built to withstand modern traffic (and if you've ever seen the underside of the bridge rattle like it does, you'll know this) Hammersmith Bridge has been subject to a one-way system for buses since 2015. The plan was to develop a longer-term strengthening plan, although according to the council, TfL has now said it can no longer fund such at plan at present.
Posted on 11th April 2019