Road users reminded of next week’s Hammersmith Bridge closure

Published: Wednesday 18th October 17

Drivers and bus passengers are being reminded that Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for eight days from this Saturday afternoon onwards.

Neighbouring Hammersmith & Fulham Council, in partnership with Transport for London, has announced the bridge will be closed for maintenance work from 5pm on Saturday, October 21 until an as yet undeclared time on Sunday, October 29.

The closure means that traffic congestion is likely to be much heavier in parts of south west and west London, especially on the approaches to Putney and Chiswick Bridges.

The closure will also affect a number of bus routes.

These are routes 33, 72, 209, 419 and 485.

  • Bus route 72 will be diverted via Chiswick Bridge. 
  • Routes 33, 209 & 485 will all terminate in Castelnau south of the bridge.
  • Route 419 will terminate in Lonsdale Road in Barnes.

Pedestrian access over the bridge will be maintained while cyclists will need to dismount and wheel their bikes across or use the alternative routes via Chiswick or Putney Bridges.

This programme of works is a stopgap until a major refurbishment project planned for next year which will involve a further closure expected to last many months.

Motorists can access up to date travel information at or via Twitter @TfLTrafficNews.

Bus information is available at or from @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

For any enquiries about the repair project people are being advised to contact Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s transport team at To find out more about their full refurbishment plans visit

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