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May 27, 2019

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Hammersmith Bridge: Closure could last for three years

Hammersmith Bridge was initially closed in mid-April 2019 after “critical faults” were found. New information predicts that the bridge will take up to three years to repair.

Hammersmith Bridge closureHeavy traffic and busses were prohibited from crossing the bridge, allowing only pedestrians and cyclists to use it.

The ban for buses and vehicles crossing the bridge, was first implemented in April, and has yet to be lifted.

New information revealed that corrosion was found on the bridge, which caused ‘hairline microfractures’, that can potentially become bigger cracks on the bridge’s footing, if heavy pressure is applied on top of it.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council have stated that there are ’18 world class specialist engineers’ working on the bridge to repair, but it will take at least three years until it is fully stabilised.

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