Unsworth Bridge It was closed to traffic for 10 weeks from Monday to carry out “important” repair work.
Wandsworth Council It said the closure of the river crossing linking the town of Wandsworth and Putney was necessary “to protect the long-term future of this important river crossing”.
Pedestrians can cross the road as well as cyclists, but must dismount and push the bicycle.
Some bus lines such as 28, 295 and C3 do not cross the river.
Other roads such as Route N28 are bypassed and cross Battersea Bridge east.
Drivers who need to cross the Thames can also use the nearby Chiswick and Kew Bridges.
Hammersmith Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 2019 for safety reasons, and with no date set for its full reopening, the closure could further add to congestion in west London.
The contractor who oversaw the construction of the 83-year-old Wandsworth Bridge last week He swore there was no danger of the Hammersmith Bridge debacle happening again.
Sam Emmett told The Standard: “I can never give a 100 percent guarantee…but I am as confident as I can be that it will be done in 10 weeks.”
The work will remove the deck and lift the ends of the Wandsworth Bridge by a few millimeters so that the corroded weight-bearing parts can be replaced.
The work was originally scheduled to take place last summer, but the preparatory work was overrun.
“Our primary objective is to complete this important task as efficiently and quickly as possible to minimize disruption to residents,” Wandsworth Transport Minister Jenny Yates said.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/wandsworth-bridge-closed-vehicles-repairs-council-tfl-b1096266.html Wandsworth Bridge closed to motorists for 10 weeks for ‘significant’ repair work