Hammersmith Flyover
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Hammersmith Flyover's collapse risk 'was known to TfL'

A major London road remained open for weeks after a report warned of a small risk it could collapse at any moment.

Hammersmith Flyover, used by 90,000 vehicles a day, was shut on 23 December 2011 as salt water from gritting had rotted internal steel cables.

But a draft report obtained by BBC London showed months earlier Transport for London (TfL) knew it could have seen a "sudden catastrophic collapse".

TfL said monitoring suggested a "number of years of life" left in the bridge.

  • 03 Dec 2012