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Port of London Authority statement – Hammersmith Bridge

The Port of London Authority is actively engaged in discussions around the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.

Strategic discussions continue with the London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Richmond upon Thames, Transport for London and the Department for Transport.

We have also engaged with the promoters of several possible temporary ferry schemes. So far, no formal applications for these proposals have been submitted although pre-application discussions are underway. As and when they are, we will determine them quickly as part of the range of consents that will be needed. Our prime consideration will be ensuring any scheme is navigationally safe.

More widely, we are working with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to allow a controlled passage of vessels that need to travel to their home berths, either up or downriver of the bridge.


Martin Garside at martin.garside@pla.co.uk