Commercial traffic disruption as bridge closes 'indefinitely'

Hammersmith Bridge saw the 'Terra Marique' pass upstream in 2005 on its way to load the Concorde fuselage

The 133-year-old Hammersmith Bridge in west London is considered at risk of ''catastrophic failure'' and has now been closed to river traffic, as well as to pedestrians and road traffic, meaning loss of work for commercial boat operators and limited access to upriver boat yards.

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