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Hammersmith Bridge reopens to pedestrians and cyclists

Mark Moran
16 July 2021
The 134-year-old bridge was closed to motorists since April 2019 has been critical faults in the cast-iron casing were found, but was being used 12,000 pedestrians and 4,000 cyclists that were using it each day before its complete closure
The 134-year-old bridge was closed to motorists since April 2019 has been critical faults in the cast-iron casing were found, but was being used 12,000 pedestrians and 4,000 cyclists that were using it each day before its complete closure

 

Hammersmith Bridge in west London has reopened pedestrians and cyclists.

The 134-year-old bridge was closed to motorists since April 2019 when critical faults in the cast-iron casing were found. It was closed entirely last August when cracks in the pedestals worsened during a heatwave. This presented a problem for the 12,000 pedestrians and 4,000 cyclists that were using it each day before the closure.

From Saturday 17 July, foot and bicycle crossings will recommence, and boats have also been...

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