At one point it was thought that the bridge would be closed right up until the Spring, but thanks to the "careful planning, hard work and repair techniques of the engineers," the work came in ahead of schedule (yes, really) and Ken hasn't missed the opportunity to big up TfL for their stirling work:
"It is great news that Battersea Bridge is to re-open to traffic well ahead of schedule.
"This is another confirmation of TfL's excellent track record of delivering major projects on time or ahead of schedule and to budget."
In related news, a ceremony took place on London Bridge yesterday in order that Thames could be blessed.
As part of the annual ritual a cross was thrown into the Thames and prayers said for people who work on the river... and then Edward Woodward was burned alive inside a giant wicker man.
Sorry, it's a bit early on a Monday morning for that kind of facetiousness isn't it.