Westminster Bridge
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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
When 1862
Where Central London
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).
Overall type Arch
Width 26 m.
Length 250 m.
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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Pictures from David Blockley, UK