Hammersmith Bridge closed for urgent repairs

Hammersmith Bridge Work on the bridge will continue until the end of February

Related Stories

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed over four weekends while urgent repair work is carried out.

Steel panels on the road that stop vehicles skidding are "failing to work properly", so have to be replaced, according to Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

Repairs to wooden decking panels on the 126-year-old bridge over the River Thames in west London also have to be carried out.

Work will last until late February.

The bridge surface also has several potholes which have been patched up temporarily.

Councillor Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler said the work was unavoidable.

"They must be done now, to make sure the road surface holds up for the next decade," she said.

The bridge is closed this weekend and will be for three consecutive weekends starting on 8 February, from 08:00 on Saturday to 05:00 on Monday.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC London

Weather

London

20 °C 13 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    News on the hour 09:58: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    David Cameron's preparing to announce steps to widen anti-terrorist laws to tackle the threat of Islamic extremists.

    A temporary ban on jihadists who've travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight is under consideration but opponents say making someone effectively stateless would be illegal.

    In the 1000 bulletin, Labour MP Khalid Mahmood says he thinks he knows how the government could avoid ending up in court.

     
  2.  
    Football results 09:49: Rebecca Cafe BBC News

    Arsenal drew 1-1 away to Leicester yesterday while Tottenham lost 3-0 at home to Liverpool.

    See what the results mean for their position in the league table with BBC Sport.

     
  3.  
    Travel 09:40:

    A signal failure at West Hampstead Thameslink has been resolved and services are now returning to normal.

    First Capital Connect and East Midlands Trains were affected by the delays.

     
  4.  
    Lee Rigby remembered 09:25:

    Fusilier Lee Rigby, the soldier who was murdered outside Woolwich Barracks, will be included in a national memorial for fallen servicemen and women later.

    Fusilier Lee Rigby

    His name's among 17 that'll be read out during a dedication service at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire.

     
  5.  
    On air 09:06: Vanessa Feltz Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    On today's show, I'll be asking: Do we need anti-terrorism legislation? It comes as the security threat was raised on Friday.

    Let me know your views. Call 020 7224 2000 or text 81333, starting your message with the word London.

     
  6.  
    News on the hour 08:56: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    In the 09:00 bulletin: The CBI says it's crucial that work to expand airport capacity around London starts by 2020, whichever option the government goes with.

    And Fusilier Lee Rigby, the soldier murdered outside Woolwich Barracks, is to be honoured at a national memorial service for fallen servicemen and women.

     
  7.  
    Flyover reopens 08:50: Tom Edwards Transport correspondent, London

    Transport for London says major refurbishment works to the Hogarth flyover have been completed on schedule.

    The flyover was closed for the past six weeks.

     
  8.  
    Missing girl 08:41:

    Posters have been put up all over west London in the hope of finding 14-year-old Alice Gross, who has been missing since Thursday afternoon.

    Find Alice Gross poster

    She was last seen at her home in Hanwell.

    On a Facebook group page set up to try to find her, her sister Nina wrote: "It's very important to spread the word out of Ealing to Kew, Richmond, Brentford and other west London places."

     
  9.  
    TOP HEADLINES
     
  10.  
    Hub airport 'critical' 08:28:

    A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.

    The business lobby group said the UK was already losing out to European rivals on direct flights to emerging markets and urged action by 2020.

    Its report comes ahead of a decision on an island airport in the Thames estuary.

     
  11.  
    Weather forecast 08:17:

    Cloud will thicken through the morning and it will become quite misty in places, with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle through much of the day.

    Highs of 20C (68F).

     
  12.  
    Tube delays 08:06:

    There are quite a few problems with the Tube because of a signal failure at Edgware Road.

    • The Circle line has no service clockwise and there are severe delays anti-clockwise
    • There's also no District line between High Street Kensington to Edgware Road
    • There are severe delays on the Hammersmith and City line.

    Get up to date travel information on BBC London Travel News or on Twitter @BBCTravelAlert.

     
  13.  
    08:00: Rebecca Cafe BBC News

    Good morning, I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from London today for BBC Local Live.

    You can also send your news, pictures and comments to london.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     

Features

  • Alana Saarinen at pianoMum, Dad and Mum

    The girl with three biological parents


  • Polish and British flags alongside British roadsideWar debt

    Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?


  • Islamic State fighters parade in Raqqa, Syria (30 June 2014)Who backs IS?

    Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force


  • Bride and groom-to-be photographed underwaterWetted bliss

    Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.