|Name||Charing Cross Railway Bridge, London|
|Design||Sir John Hawkshaw|
|Cochrane & Co, Dudley|
|Latitude||N 51 30' 22"|
|Longitude||W 0 07' 13"|
|Why||Railway bridge over Thames to Charing Cross Station|
|Same alignment as||Brunel's Hungerford Suspension Bridge and 2002 Hungerford footbridge|
|Main span||3 at 30.5 m, 6 at 46.9 m.|
|Trusses||at 15.2 m. centres|
|Foundations||Makes use of 2 bases to Brunels's suspension towers built in 1845. Other piers are cast iron cylinders sunk as caissons, filled with concrete to river bed and lined with brickwork above that.|
|References||Hayter H, The Charing Cross bridge, Proc. Instn, Civ Engrs, 1862/3, 22, 512-39|
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