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Southwark Iron Bridge in 1828

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Southwark Iron Bridge in 1828

Engraving
1828

Designed by John Rennie the elder and opened in 1819, the cast iron bridge at Southwark was the state-of-the-art in bridge building at the time, with three flat arches supporting a 42-foot-wide roadway. The centre arch, at 240 feet, was the longest of its kind ever constructed. The width was a requirement, because of fears of obstruction to the navigation on the Thames. The bridge was rebuilt in 1921.

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Reference
ID247
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Published
1828
Author
Cooke, G.

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Source
Cooke, G.: Views in London and its vicinity, 1834
Credit
Institution of Civil Engineers

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