Delays to repairs on crane hit by helicopter in Vauxhall

10:05 01 February 2013

The damaged crane on top of St Georges Tower close to the scene where the helicopter crashed. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The damaged crane on top of St Georges Tower close to the scene where the helicopter crashed. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

High winds have led to repair work to the crane which was hit by a helicopter in Vauxhall being behind schedule.

The scene in London showing where a helicopter crahed into a car after colliding with a crane on top of a tower block in south London this morning. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PAThe scene in London showing where a helicopter crahed into a car after colliding with a crane on top of a tower block in south London this morning. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The helicopter crashed to the ground in Wandsworth Road on January 16 after clipping the crane on top of a building under construction in Nine Elms Lane.

Transport for London (TfL) said today that due to the recent high winds and heavy fog around the Vauxhall area, work by Brookfield Multiplex, the construction company which owns the crane, will now not be able to take place this weekend.

Instead, the 800 tonne, 190m temporary crane on St Geroges Tower will be removed between February 9 and February 11, leading to a closure of the Vauxhall Gyratory system.

During this closure, diversions will be temporarily reinstated to direct traffic away from the area.

Nine Elms Lane remains closed between Battersea Park Road and the Vauxhall one way system in both directions.

TfL said that because of the extended closure of Nine Elms Lane it has coordinated a number of additional works which were scheduled for the coming months to take place next week, to help reduce disruption to the area in the future. This includes utility and resurfacing associated with the US Embassy works and maintenance works to the TfL Road Network.

Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “Our staff and contractors continue to work around the clock to minimise disruption to people travelling through the Vauxhall area following the recent terrible incident.

“While I can appreciate the frustration that local businesses and road users are feeling about these prolonged road closures, the nature of these works means that they need to be carried out with the highest level of safety.

“We continue to work closely with all involved to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible.”

Related articles

Latest London transportation news

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
(Photo: Sunil060902)

Lambeth North Underground station, on the Bakerloo Line, is to be closed from July 2016 to mid-February 2017 due to lift repair work.

Monday, June 13, 2016
Do you recognise this man? (Picture: BTP)

Five defibrillators - emergency machines used to keep someoone alive if they suffer a heart attack - have been stolen from train stations across the capital and police are on the hunt for the culprit.

Friday, June 10, 2016
The scene of the accident in Finchley Road

A female cyclist was taken to hospital with injuries after a collision with a lorry in Finchley Road yesterday afternoon.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Your commute is about to get a little bit easier... (Picture: PA Images)

London commuters can now get live travel alerts about severe delays on the Tube network because Transport for London (TfL) have joined forces with social media giant Twitter.

Monday, June 6, 2016
The collision happened at the junction of the Strand and Arundel Street (Photo: Google StreetView)

A cyclist has died in hospital after he was critically injured in a collision with a bus.

Monday, June 6, 2016
An increased number of BTP officers will watch over the Eurostar as fans begin to travel to France for the Euros, which begin Friday (Picture: PA Images)

Police presence is being beefed up at the St Pancras International Eurostar terminal during Euro 2016 in an attempt to stop ‘known troublemakers’ travelling, British Transport Police (BTP) said today.

Don't Miss...

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Read more
Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport