The Albert Bridge over the River Thames by R. M. Ordish, 1871-3. Suspension members overhauled by Sir Jospeh Bazalgette, 1884.. Chelsea, London. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

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

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Weinreb, Ben, and Christopher Hibbert, ed. The London Encyclopaedia. London: Macmillan, rev. ed. 1992.

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