|Name||Westminster Bridge, London|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Design||Thomas Page, Charles Barry|
|Contractor||C J Mare of Millwall who went bust after 1 year and was replaced by Cochrane & Co|
|Latitude||N 51 30' 03"|
|Longitude||W 00 07' 20"|
|Why||Road bridge over Thames next to Houses of Parliament.
The original bridge of 1750, designed by Charles Labelye,
was only the second bridge in London. It suffered scour when the London bridge was removed.
The existing bridge was renovated in 2007 by Tony Gee & Partners (design) and Interserve (contractors).
|7 spans with main spans||37 m.|
|Materials||Each span has 15 wrought iron ribs with cast iron spandrels. Decking is "buckled plate" with concrete infill|
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