A hundred and thirteen years after this picture was taken the 33 bus still crosses Hammersmith Bridge every ten minutes or so.
The bicycles are probably safer today, but the effect is balanced by having to cycle among more traffic.
It looks like the wooden boards have been covered with sand here. Today, they're covered with tarmac which is alway getting potholed and revealing the boards beneath.
This bridge, completed in 1887, was the second on the site. According to Wikipedia, it cost £82,000 - a great investment, if true.
Here are some pics I took of the bridge one evening, and the flyover which now dominates the Hammersmith side.