Government Taskforce formed to fix Hammersmith Bridge
Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Today the Government intervened to get Hammersmith Bridge reopened as soon as possible.
The Transport Secretary has set up a taskforce to get reopen the bridge after 17 months of inaction from Sadiq Khan and the Labour-run Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
Tony Devenish, Conservative London Assembly Member for West Central, commented: "I welcome the Government's intervention to fix Hammersmith Bridge. After 17 months of Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the Mayor of London dithering, delaying and failing to fix the bridge, we desperately need someone to step in and sort it out.
"It's vital that we get a temporary crossing in place as swiftly as possible to get London moving again, reduce congestion and free elderly and disabled residents who have been trapped by its closure.
"Once again, the Government has had to step in to correct yet another fundamental failure by Sadiq Khan. Fixing Hammersmith Bridge is rightly the responsibility of the Council, but the Mayor shares responsibility given his buses have caused so much of the damage and he is responsible for London's strategic roads. Both the Council and Sadiq Khan have failed, which is why this intervention was necessary."