Driving

Saturday 10 February to Sunday 18 February 2018

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed in both directions from 8am to 6pm on:

  • Saturday 10 February
  • Sunday 11 February
  • Monday 12 February

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to northbound traffic from 8am to 6pm on:

  • Tuesday 13 February
  • Wednesday 14 February
  • Thursday 15 February
  • Friday 16 February

Hammersmith Bridge will close in both directions from 8am Saturday 17 February and re-open as normal from 6pm on Sunday 18 February 2018.

The closures will mean journey times may increase on the surrounding roads and towards other bridges, including Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge.

For the latest information on traffic conditions, see our traffic status updates page or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.


Buses

The following bus routes are diverted or stop short of their normal destination. You can either walk across the bridge or use one of the diverted buses.

Route 72

Saturday 10 February to Monday 12 February

Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February

Most buses are diverted in both directions via Lonsdale Road, Barnes Bridge station, Mortlake, Chiswick Bridge and A4 Great West Road and serve:

  • Stops J and K in Castelnau, south of the bridge, for interchange with routes 33, 209, 419 and 485
  • All stops on diversion
  • Stops S and T in Hammersmith Bridge Road, near St Paul's Church, for customers walking across the bridge
  • Hammersmith bus station as normal

Some route 72 buses from Roehampton may finish south of the bridge at Castelnau, near Lonsdale Road (stop J) and not continue to Hammersmith or East Acton. Please check with the bus driver before boarding.

Tuesday 13 February to Friday 16 February

Buses towards Roehampton will travel as normal via Hammersmith Bridge. Buses towards East Action will be on the diversion listed above.

Routes 33, 209 and 485

  • The first stop is stop K in Castelnau, near Lonsdale Road
  • The last stop is stop J in Castelnau, near Lonsdale Road

Route 419

  • Towards Hammersmith, the last stop is a temporary stop on the north side of Lonsdale Road, east of The Swedish School; buses run via the full length of Verdun Road and do not serve Howsman Road or Kilmington Road
  • Towards Richmond, the first stop is a temporary stop on the north side of Lonsdale Road, east of The Swedish School; buses serve Kilmington Road and Howsman Road as normal

You can either:

  • Walk across the bridge, to/from stops S or T in Hammersmith Bridge Road, near St Paul's Church (served by route 72) or to/from Hammersmith bus station
  • Change at stops J or K in Castelnau to/from route 72 which is diverted via Chiswick Bridge

For the latest information on how buses are running, see our bus status updates or follow @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.


Cycling

Cyclists will be able to cross the bridge if they dismount. One footway will be open during the works.

Check availability of Santander Cycles using the online docking station map, or visit our cycling section for full information on cycling in London.


Walking

Pedestrians will be able to cross the bridge as normal throughout the works. One footway will be open during the works. A safe walking route will be clearly signposted.

For maps and more information about walking in London, visit our walking section.


Other impacts

To find out more about planning deliveries, taxis and minicabs, coaches and transport accessibility during major roadworks, see our travel advice for road users page.


Why this is happening

Hammersmith Bridge was built in 1887 and has a very high traffic volume for its age, with more than 20,000 vehicles crossing it every day.

The iconic bridge currently has a 7.5 tonne weight restriction, with priority for single decker buses and emergency vehicles.

While the bridge has been refurbished in the past, major intervention is necessary to ensure the bridge is fit for purpose in the future.

To comment on the repair works, contact H&F Council's transport team at bridgeproject@lbhf.gov.uk.

To find out more about the full refurbishment, visit lbhf.gov.uk/hammersmithbridge.