The leader of a Hammersmith & Fulham Council has said the council intends to consult on plans to erect a temporary bridge next to Hammersmith Bridge.
The bridge has been out of action since structural defects were uncovered earlier in 2019. This causes local traffic difficulty, mainly for people getting to work in Hammersmith, and on to the tube network there. Now Construction News report that Hammersmith and Fulham leader Stephen Cowan told them: “We’re looking to consult with residents on a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians.”
This would be a bailey bridge – a portable, prefabricated truss structure – suitable only for pedestrians and cyclists – and would be temporary, allowing the council to focus on the road Bridge, which it is hoped could reopen within three years. Repair work has already started.