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Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge


An albumen print showing a view of the first Hammersmith Bridge.

Construction of a bridge across the river at Hammersmith was first sanctioned by an Act of Parliament in 1824 and work began the following year. It was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames and was designed by William Tierney Clark. By the 1870s, the bridge was no longer strong enough to support the weight of heavy traffic. A replacement bridge, designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, opened in 1887.

Photographer unidentified.
 

Code: 124896
 
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