Vauxhall Bridge, London

Sir Alexander Binnie & Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice
Date Built
Opened May 26, 1906
Linking Bessborough Gardens with Bridgefoot across the Thames in Vauxhall
Vauxhall Bridge is a 5 span steel arch bridge that carries the A202 across the Thames into Vauxhall.

 It sits on concrete piers and abutments that have been clad in granite.  The road over the bridge is 15.2 metres wide with footpaths on either side. 

The central span of the bridge is 45.4 metres wide.  The bridge has been given a Grade II* listing and the description on the British Listed Buildings website says that, “Although the bridge has had some recent alterations, particularly to the parapets, it retains its visual and structural integrity.”

The bridge is decorated with six bronze figures standing on ledges looking both up and downstream.  The figures on the downstream side were created by Frederick Pomeroy RA. 

Those looking upstream are by Alfred Drury RA.  Two of those can be seen below.  The first representing agriculture .....

... and the second, holding a model of St. Paul’s Cathedral, representing architecture.

Today’s Vauxhall Bridge was a replacement for an earlier version known as the Regent’s Bridge, completed in 1816.  It was in continuous use until 1894 when it was demolished to make way for a newer structure that could accommodate the increasing traffic.

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