Towers of the Albert Bridge

R. M. Ordish


Cast Iron

Suspension members overhauled by Sir Jospeh Bazalgette, 1884

River Thames, London

This "hybrid" (cantilever/suspension) bridge crosses the Thames from Chelsea to Battersea. Each half of the cantilever structure is "supported by 16 straight wrought-iron bars radiating from the top of the highly ornamental cast-iron towers. The side girders of the parapets were hung from vertical steel suspenders." — Weinreb and Hibbert

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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Other Views

  • The Albert Bridge over the River Thames
  • Cast Iron Towers at Chelsea End