Grosvenor Bridge


Grosvenor Bridge

"This article is about the London bridge. For the Chester bridge, see Grosvenor Bridge (Chester)."Infobox Bridge


bridge_name = Grosvenor Bridge
caption = Grosvenor Bridge with Battersea Power Station in the background
official_name =
locale = London, England
carries = Railway
crosses = River Thames
maint =
open = 1967
below =
traffic =
design = Arch Bridge
toll =
mainspan = 53.3 m
length = 283.5 m
width = 54 m

Grosvenor Bridge, often alternatively called Victoria Railway Bridge, is a railway bridge over the River Thames in London, between Vauxhall Bridge and Chelsea Bridge. It actually consists of two bridges, both built in the mid-19th century. The eastern side was built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway in 1858 to 60 to carry trains into Victoria station; it was the first railway bridge across the Thames in central London. The western side was built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1865 to 66. The designers were Sir John Fowler and Sir Charles Fox for the two bridges respectively. [ [http://thames.me.uk/s00160.htm Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide] ]

Both bridges were rebuilt in steel in 1963–67, the original piers now being encased in concrete. The designer for this work was Freeman Fox & Partners.

On the north bank is Pimlico to the north and east and Chelsea to the west; the Lister Hospital and the Royal Chelsea Hospital lie immediately to the north west. On the south bank is Nine Elms to the east and Battersea to the west. Battersea Power Station is immediately to the south of the bridge, and Battersea Park to the south west.

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*Crossings of the River Thames

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structure = Crossings
place = River Thames
upstream=Chelsea Bridge|downstream=Victoria Line Tunnel (underground)
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