It was a double celebration for the people of Chiswick as the Grade II listed bridge was restored to its former glory on its 82nd birthday.
Garrett Emmerson, chief operating officer for surface transport at TfL, said: “Restoring the Grade II listed Chiswick Bridge has been a labour of love for both our engineers and contractors.
"As well as providing a vital river crossing, the bridge also provides storage to local rowing clubs and is an excellent viewing point for the annual Boat Race.
"I am sure that local residents and drivers alike will welcome this spruce up to a much loved heritage structure in west London.”
The year-long refurbishment works which began in April 2014 following the Boat Race, have been completed to include a new safer cycling lane, walking path and better lighting across the bridge deck and staircase to maintain its classic 1930s look.
Among the heritage features restored are much of the original stonework in its original position, as well as major concrete repairs and strengthening of the bridge's parapets to extend its life.
Hounslow Council leader councillor Steve Curran added: “Restoring this historic gem was essential – it’s one of the nicest places to cross the Thames - millions of people will recognise it from the Boat Race.
"We’re grateful to TfL for managing to keep the disruption caused by the essential works to a minimum.
”Thanks also to the hard work of the engineers and other workers who were forced to work odd shifts to keep the bridge open most of the time the work was being carried out.”
The bridge, which was opened to ease congestion in 1933, has also helped out rowing club - Tideways Scullers School - which stores its equipment under the bridge.
This project has re-built racking for their boats, constructed a concrete ramp for the boats and installed new fencing and gates.
Dickie Banneberg, chairman of Tideways Scullers School, said: “The logistics of moving most of our fleet of boats to a new temporary location was helped by TfL building us a temporary enclosure.
"They were also kind enough to restore our crumbling concrete ramp and install new gates to the storage area under the arches to replace our ones which defied carbon dating.
"It’s nice to have Chiswick Bridge restored to its 1930s glory too!”