LATEST: Bishopsford Road bridge, Mitcham

On the evening of Friday 14 June, a bridge partially collapsed on the A217 Bishopsford Road / London Road near the junction of Riverside Drive in Mitcham causing damage to a gas pipe and water main.

UPDATE: Friday 28 June

Since the partial collapse of the bridge, Merton Council has worked closely with its partners, FM Conway Ltd and the Environment Agency to monitor any bridge movement and stabilise the structure. These stabilisation works will finish on Monday 8 July, subject to weather conditions, and work will then commence on a full structural inspection followed by an assessment to determine the extent of repair work needed.

UPDATE: Sunday 16 June at 4pm

SGN has reported that every property has had its gas supply restored to it. However, engineers still need access to a few homes to reconnect the supply inside the property. Cards have been put through letter boxes of the affected properties and residents who have received a card are urged to contact SGN as soon as possible to arrange for an engineer to visit their home. 

This concludes the emergency response phase to residents, which was coordinated by the council and our partners, the Environment Agency, Conway, Thames Water, UK Power Networks, Southern Gas Networks, the police, fire brigade and BT.

UPDATE: Sunday 16 June at 12 noon

The pedestrian bridge has now reopened to walkers and cyclists.

UPDATE: Sunday 16 June at 10.15am

Council officers remain on site this morning.

Thames Water has informed the council that all water supplies to properties have now been reconnected. Anyone in the affected area who is experiencing any issues with their water supply should contact Thames Water using the details below.

UPDATE: Saturday 15 June 2019 at 6pm
UK Power Networks has informed the council that all residents now have power. Anyone who is continuing to experience power issues connected to the incident should contact UK Power Networks by calling 105.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.


Further updates will be posted as we receive them, on this webpage and through the council’s Twitter account @Merton_Council

Contact information for utility companies:

0800 912 1700
Twitter: @SGN

Thames Water:
Twitter: @thameswater

UK Power Networks:
0800 31 63 105
Twitter: @UKPowerNetworks