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Hammersmith Bridge

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Hammersmith Bridge
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From:  Hammersmith
To:  Barnes
Middlesex • Surrey
Highway Authority
Hammersmith and Fulham • Richmond upon Thames
Opening Date
Additional Information
List No:  1079819  (Grade II*)
Bridge Type:  Suspension
Length:  250.5m (821 ft 10 in)
Engineer:  Joseph Bazalgette
On road(s)

The current Hammersmith Bridge was designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the same engineer who gave London its sewer system. It took four years to build, from 1883-87, and was built to replace the old bridge which had become unsafe. The bridge was renovated for modern use following a bomb attack in 2000.

In April 2019 it was closed to all motorised traffic following safety checks that revealed a critical fault with the structure[1]. Prior to this the bridge had been subject to a 7.5T mgw weight restriction and limit on buses crossing the bridge to one at any time - which was enforced by bus gates[2]and later by marshals. On 13th August 2020, the bridge was closed completely to pedestrians, cyclists, and also partially to river traffic[3]after sustained hot summer temperatures caused cracking in the structure to worsened to unsafe levels[4].

The bridge is listed twice, under 1079819 and 1080793



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