- Vauxhall Bridge
bridge_name = Vauxhall Bridge
caption = Vauxhall bridge looking downstream from the north bank
carries = Motor vehicles
26 May 1906
Vauxhall Bridge is a steel arched
bridgefor road and foot traffic, crossing the River Thamesin a north-west south-east orientation, between Lambeth Bridgeand Grosvenor Bridge, in central London.
On the north bank is
Westminster, with Tate Britainand the Millbank Towerto the north-east, and Pimlicoand its tube station to the north and east.
On the south bank, Vauxhall Cross, site of
Vauxhall stationand the headquarters of MI6, lies immediately to the south-east; Kennington is to the east, Vauxhallto the south-east and Nine Elms to the south west.
River Effra, one of the Thames's many underground tributaries, empties into the main river just to the east of the bridge on the south bank.
The current bridge was designed by Sir
Alexander Binnie, with modifications by Maurice Fitzmaurice, to replace a previous cast-iron structure. It was built by Petwick Brothers. [ [http://thames.me.uk/s00150.htm Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide] ]
It was completed in 1906, and opened on the
May 26by the Prince of Wales, and was the first bridge to carry trams across the Thames. It measures 80ft wide by 809ft long, has five steel arches mounted on granite piers, and its most striking feature is a series of bronze female figures on the bridge abutments, both upstream and downstream, commemorating the arts and sciences. The four upstream figures are by F. W. Pomeroy, the four downstream by Alfred Drury.
The previous bridge was the nine-span
Regent's Bridge, designed by James Walker and opened in 1816 as a toll-bridge. The history leading up to the construction of this bridge was tortuous with at least three aborted designs rejected, two by John Rennie—first a seven-span stone bridge, and then a design with eleven cast-iron arches—and one by Sir Samuel Bentham.
Walker's nine-span structure was the first iron-built bridge over the Thames in London, but it lasted less than 90 years. Tidal scour undermined the bridge's piers and these were too expensive to replace. A temporary wooden bridge was constructed across the river and demolition work began in 1898, but construction of the Binnie bridge did not start until 1904. Fact|date=July 2008
structure = Crossings
bridge = Vauxhall Bridge
Grid reference: gbm4ibx|TQ301782
upstream=Victoria Line Tunnel (underground)
Grosvenor Bridge(railway) Chelsea Bridge(road)
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