Serious structural problems. For this reason the Hammersmith Bridge, one of London’s most popular and historic bridges, was closed to permanent traffic.

This will certainly not please the inhabitants of the “City” when taking into consideration the strategic importance of the bridge considered a vital artery for connections from one part of the Thames to the other connecting Hammersmith with Barnes.

The experts had no choice but to close all motor vehicles, both cars and buses, and allowed only pedestrian and bicycle crossing. The Hammersmith Bridge was built in 1887 and was not designed according to today’s traffic logics.

London bridge

“We know it will create problems for many people. We are sorry for this interruption, but we must put public safety first”, the words released in a note by the municipality of Hammersmith & Fulham.