Bridge closure

Hammersmith Bridge is closed to road traffic because of safety concerns. There are diversions for motorists via Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge.

Pedestrians and cyclists are still able to use the bridge.

The closure is indefinite and will last until major refurbishment works to the 132-year-old bridge are complete. The bridge is owned and maintained by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

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Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. Keep up-to-date with the latest service information.

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Routes 33, 209 and 485

Now terminate on Castelnau, south of the river and no longer serve Hammersmith bus station

Route 72

Diverted at all times via Lonsdale Road, Mortlake High Street and Chiswick Bridge between Castlenau and Hammersmith, serving all stops on diversion. Buses will not serve Hammersmith Bridge north side bus stops.

Route 72 terminates at Shepherd's Bush and does not serve stops between Shepherd's Bush and East Acton. Use routes 220, 272 and 283 as alternatives.

Overnight, some route 72 services will continue to serve the full route between Roehampton and East Acton except for the above diversion via Chiswick Bridge. Please check the destination blinds for information.

Route 419

Now terminates on Lonsdale Road, south of the river and no longer serves Hammersmith bus station

Route 609

Service withdrawn

Bus alternatives

Route 265 connects with East Putney and Putney Bridge stations for the District line. Route 220 connects Putney Bridge with Hammersmith.

Bus routes which normally run across Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge continue to do so.

It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk between the southern side of the river and Hammersmith bus station across Hammersmith Bridge.

Follow @TfLBusAlerts for news and service information.

Walking and cycling

The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Drivers and deliveries

There are diversions via Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge. Delays on the diversion routes and other roads in the area are expected.

Find an alternative route and river crossing where possible.

For the latest information on how London roads are operating, see our traffic status updates map.

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