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View of bridges in City of London, looking westwards (upstream): Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge

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

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River CrossingsEdit

River ThamesEdit

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
1209
1831
1973
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
  Blackfriars Bridge 1769
1869
City of London: Blackfriars Southwark
  Waterloo Bridge 1945 Westminster Lambeth: South Bank
  Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges 1864
2002
Westminster Lambeth: South Bank
  Westminster Bridge 1750
1862
Westminster Lambeth: South Bank
  Lambeth Bridge 1932 Westminster Lambeth
  Vauxhall Bridge 1906 Westminster: Pimlico Lambeth: Vauxhall
  Grosvenor Bridge 1859 Westminster Wandsworth
  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
1889
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

River LeaEdit

Subterranean riversEdit

Canals and DocksEdit

Road and foot bridgesEdit

Railway 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.[1] 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.[2][3][4][5] An article in The Guardian stated: "The project... has been much trickier and taken longer to realise than anticipated."[6] A three-part Channel 4 documentary, which started on 6 July 2019,[7] covered the project up to the end of the first phase.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Illuminated River to Light Up River Thames
  2. ^ "The Thames Is Aglow! These 4 Central London Bridges Are Now Illuminated". Londonist. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Illuminated River: First London bridges lit up". BBC. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Thames Illuminated River scheme first phase complete". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Illuminated River". Illuminated River. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  6. ^ "London bridges go LED as part of £45m longest artwork project". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  7. ^ "London's Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames". Channel 4. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  8. ^ "London's Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames". Illuminated River. Retrieved 20 July 2019.