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By Jacob Phillips, Local Democracy Reporter

Hammersmith Bridge restoration work will finally begin in February, but cyclists will have to get off their bikes to cross.

New plans developed by specialist engineers Mott MacDonald will begin later this month and the 135-year-old bridge could be fixed as early as November.

The engineers previously helped design large sections of HS2 and Crossrail. Works will cost £8.9million – saving the taxpayer £21 million compared to the previous plans, according to Hammersmith and Fulham council.

It had previously been suggested the crossing would not fully re-open until 2027. The old bridge first closed in April 2019 after it began to crack under the weight of vehicles passing through.

Up to this point, the bridge had 22,000 cars a day pass over it each day.

It has not been reopened to cars or buses since and a number of plans, including an Uber Boat, have been suggested to help passengers cross the river easily.

Hammersmith and Fulham council also debated introducing a £3 fee to vehicles on the bridge to help cover costs before the new innovative plans were put forward by Mott MacDonald.

​​Hammersmith Bridge reopened to pedestrians and cyclists on July 17 2021 with an air conditioning system to prevent the cast iron from cracking further.

Now contractors will fill the bridge’s pedestals with concrete and install steel frames around them to reinforce the beloved crossing.

Cranes will be set up at each end of the bridge to help move the huge steel structures and while the works are taking place cyclists will have to dismount and walk over the bridge instead.

Hammersmith and Fulham council have announced the project will be completed by contractors FM Conway, who were recently tasked with building the Marble Arch Mound.

The council are set to pay the full fee for the bridge but it is expected that the Department for Transport and Transport for London will reimburse the council.

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