Bridge closure

Hammersmith Bridge is closed to motor traffic until major safety-critical strengthening work is completed. There are diversions for motorists via Chiswick Bridge and Putney Bridge.

The bridge can still be used for walking and cycling.

The closure will last until major refurbishment works to the 132-year-old bridge are complete. We are working with Hammersmith and Fulham Council to confirm the final plan for this work as soon as possible.

Use our travel tools

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

  • TfL's Twitter account @TfL and the TfL TravelBot on Facebook Messenger
  • Plan a journey, which can help you plan your route by public transport, cycling or walking
  • The latest status updates for roads in the area around Hammersmith Bridge
  • Nearby, which uses your current location or a postcode or address of your choice and places you on a map, showing you Tube, bus, river, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Santander Cycles locations around you
  • Our email updates


Bus changes from 18 May 2019

We are making changes to the local bus network from 18 May 2019.

  • Routes 33, 72, 209, 419, and 485 will run shortened or altered routes
  • A new route, route 533 will run between Barnes and Hammersmith via Chiswick Bridge
  • We will run more buses on route 265 between Roehampton and Putney Bridge station

The changes are designed to:

  • provide or enhance direct links between Roehampton, Mortlake, Barnes and the Tube network at Putney Bridge
  • retain a direct link between Barnes, Mortlake and Hammersmith, where there is step-free access to the Tube
  • reinstate route 72 to its full length north of the river so it again runs between Hammersmith and East Acton

You can see details of these changes and provide feedback on our consultations page.

These changes replace the current temporary changes to six routes that were introduced in April.

Bus alternatives

Route 265 connects with Putney Bridge station for the District line. Route 220 connects Putney Bridge with Hammersmith.

Route 337 connects with East Putney station for the District line.

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

It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to walk between the bus stops in Castelnau or Lonsdale Road on 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.

For news about traffic in London, follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.