Putney Bridge could shut for six months during redevelopment
Putney Bridge could be closed for six months if redevelopment goes ahead.
The Grade II listed structure, which connects Fulham and Putney, is in need of urgent repairs to its underlying waterproofing system and carriageway.
It will cost about £1.5m to complete the works, with funding secured from the Department for
Transport (DfT) and the London Bridges Engineering Group (LoBEG.)
The bridge would need to be fully closed for six months or partially closed for 11 months.
Pressure is expected to be placed on surrounding roads and bridges, with 13,977 vehicles using the bridge daily between 7am-7pm, about 20 every minutes.
The structure forms part of the A219 road network and is often busy on Saturdays when Fulham football club is playing at home.
Work needed to redevelop the bridge includes the creation of kerbside drainage, removal of plug joints and increasing the capacity of drainage pipes.
A Wandsworth Council report said: "There are alternative approaches in terms of the bridge being fully or partially closed for the successful execution and completion of the refurbishment works.
"These are currently being explored with the range of stakeholders involved and will be the subject of a future paper to this committee."
Councillors are expected to make a decision on how long the bridge will close for at a future date.
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