Hammersmith Bridge: tales of bombs, boat races and Bazalgette | Flickering Lamps

Hammersmith Bridge after the IRA attack in 1939, with damage to the structure visible. (Image © Getty Images)

Of the many bridges that span the River Thames in London, Hammersmith Bridge must certainly rank as one of the most picturesque.  Each year it is seen by spectators of the famous University Boat Race, which passes beneath it, and its striking design makes it a favourite with photographers.  The bridge has, however, had rather a dramatic history, ranging from alarming incidents of overcrowding to IRA bombs and…

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2 thoughts on “Hammersmith Bridge: tales of bombs, boat races and Bazalgette | Flickering Lamps

  1. This took me back to the traffic problems we encountered, during the bridge closure after the IRA bombs in the 90s. Trying to get across to incidents on the other side, or to take patients to hospitals (that still existed then) on the south side of the river was always difficult enough, without the traffic chaos caused by the long closures. Very interesting, and to me at least, nostalgic.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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