From New Civil Engineer:
Transport for London (TfL) has asked engineers working on repairs to Hammersmith Bridge to design a temporary pedestrian and cycling link, New Civil Engineer can reveal. The link would clear the 19th century structure while repairs are carried out.
Consultant Pell Frischmann has been tasked with designing the temporary structure as part of its brief to design repairs to the bridge, working alongside contractors Freyssinet, Costain and Mabey.
Pell Frischmann transport infrastructure director Sas Majlessi confirmed that sites to the east of the west London road bridge were being explored as locations for the demountable bridge.
I do appreciate the efforts being made to keep the bridge open for pedestrians and people on bicycles during the repair work. But surely it would be a better solution to redesign the bridge for pedestrian, bicycle and public transport use, and never to allow cars over it again?
Posted on 28th November 2019