H&F Council obviously does not want to deal with yet another historic bridge in need of refurbishment or possibly urgent structural attention.
We all look at increased weight and vibration from traffic on the bridges. I would raise a different issue.
For the last 200 years the bed of the Thames has been increasingly constrained. Bazelgette built the Victoria Embankment and Fulham FC added its new Riverside Stand in 2020. These structures all narrow the bed of the river and increase the speed and force of the current on ALL existing structures in the Thames. The tidal Thames in Central London is now a tidal torrent. Maybe the bed of the river is moving around the base of bridges' piers too. We need hydrology studies to determine whether the bridges will be standing in another 100 years.
Una-Jane Winfield ● 811d0 Comments