List of bridges in London
List of bridges in London lists the major bridges within Greater London or within the influence of London. Most of these are river crossings and the most well-known are those across the River Thames. Several bridges on other rivers have given their names to areas of London, particularly where the whole river has become subterranean. Other bridges are high level road or rail crossings across other streets
Bridges over the River Thames, listed in order travelling from East to West. Except for London Bridge, "Date opened" refers only to the current structure; many of these replace earlier bridges.
|Portrait||Name||Date Opened||North Bank||South Bank|
|Tower Bridge||1894||Tower Hamlets||Southwark|
|London Bridge||50 AD
|City of London: Monument||Southwark|
|Cannon Street Railway Bridge||1866||City of London: Cannon Street||Southwark|
|Southwark Bridge||1921||City of London: Queen Street||Southwark: Bankside|
|Millennium Bridge||2002||City of London: Queenhithe||Southwark: Bankside|
|Blackfriars Railway Bridge||1886||City of London: Blackfriars||Southwark|
|City of London: Blackfriars||Southwark|
|Waterloo Bridge||1945||Westminster||Lambeth: South Bank|
|Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges||1864
|Westminster||Lambeth: South Bank|
|Westminster||Lambeth: South Bank|
|Vauxhall Bridge||1906||Westminster: Pimlico||Lambeth: Vauxhall|
|Chelsea Bridge||1937||Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea||Wandsworth: Battersea|
|Albert Bridge||1873||Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea||Wandsworth: Battersea|
|Battersea Bridge||1890||Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea||Wandsworth: Battersea|
|Battersea Railway Bridge||1863||Hammersmith and Fulham: Imperial Wharf||Wandsworth: Clapham Junction|
|Wandsworth Bridge||1938||Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham||Wandsworth: Wandsworth|
|Fulham Railway Bridge and Footbridge||1729
|Hammersmith and Fulham: Putney Bridge||Wandsworth: East Putney|
|Putney Bridge||1886||Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham||Wandsworth: Putney|
|Hammersmith Bridge||1887||Hammersmith and Fulham: Hammersmith||Richmond upon Thames: Castelnau|
|Barnes Railway Bridge and Footbridge||1849||Hounslow: Chiswick||Richmond upon Thames: Barnes|
|Chiswick Bridge||1933||Hounslow: Chiswick||Richmond upon Thames: Mortlake|
|Kew Railway Bridge||1869||Hounslow: Gunnersbury||Richmond upon Thames: Kew Gardens|
|Kew Bridge||1903||Hounslow: Brentford||Richmond upon Thames: Kew|
|Richmond Lock and Footbridge||1894||Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets||Richmond upon Thames: Richmond|
|Twickenham Bridge||1933||Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets||Richmond upon Thames: Richmond|
|Richmond Railway Bridge||1848||Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets||Richmond upon Thames: Richmond|
|Richmond Bridge||1777||Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets||Richmond upon Thames: Richmond|
|Teddington Lock Footbridges||1889||Richmond upon Thames: Teddington||Richmond upon Thames: Ham|
|Kingston Railway Bridge||1863||Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Wick||Kingston upon Thames: Kingston|
|Kingston Bridge||1828||Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Wick||Kingston upon Thames: Kingston upon Thames|
|Hampton Court Bridge||1933||Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Court Palace||Surrey: East Molesey|
Canals and DocksEdit
Road and foot bridgesEdit
The Illuminated RiverEdit
In 2016 a competition was run to find a design company willing to take on a permanent lighting project on the River Thames, covering 15 bridges, from Tower Bridge to Albert Bridge. A design by Leo Villareal was chosen as the winner in November 2016. This will be one of the UK's largest ever public art commissions. The first phase - Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge, London Bridge and Cannon Street Bridge - was switched on on 17 July 2019. Illumination is by LEDs and replaces former less efficient forms of lighting in places. An article in The Guardian stated: "The project... has been much trickier and taken longer to realise than anticipated." A three-part Channel 4 documentary, which started on 6 July 2019, covered the project up to the end of the first phase.
- Illuminated River to Light Up River Thames
- "The Thames Is Aglow! These 4 Central London Bridges Are Now Illuminated". Londonist. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Illuminated River: First London bridges lit up". BBC. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Thames Illuminated River scheme first phase complete". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Illuminated River". Illuminated River. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "London bridges go LED as part of £45m longest artwork project". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "London's Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames". Channel 4. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "London's Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames". Illuminated River. Retrieved 20 July 2019.