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 best-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.

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

River crossingsEdit

River ThamesEdit

Bridges over the River Thames, listed in order travelling from East to West. Multiple values in "Dates opened" pertain to earlier bridges at the site of the current structure.

Portrait Name Type Dates opened North Bank South Bank Maintained by
  Tower Bridge Combination bascule / suspension 1894 Tower Hamlets Southwark Bridge House Estates
  London Bridge Box girder 50 AD
1209
1831
1973
City of London: Monument Southwark Bridge House Estates
  Cannon Street Railway Bridge Beam 1866 City of London: Cannon Street Southwark Network Rail
  Southwark Bridge Arch 1819
1921
City of London: Queen Street Southwark: Bankside Bridge House Estates
  Millennium Bridge Suspension 2002 City of London: Queenhithe Southwark: Bankside Bridge House Estates
  Blackfriars Railway Bridge Arch 1864
1886
City of London: Blackfriars Southwark Network Rail
  Blackfriars Bridge Arch 1769
1869
City of London: Blackfriars Southwark Bridge House Estates
  Waterloo Bridge Box girder 1817
1945
Westminster Lambeth: South Bank Transport for London
  Hungerford Bridge Lattice truss 1864 Westminster Lambeth: South Bank Network Rail
Golden Jubilee Bridges Suspension 2002
  Westminster Bridge Arch 1750
1862
Westminster Lambeth: South Bank Transport for London
  Lambeth Bridge Arch 1862
1932
Westminster Lambeth Transport for London
  Vauxhall Bridge Arch 1816
1906
Westminster: Pimlico Lambeth: Vauxhall Transport for London
  Grosvenor Bridge Arch 1859 Westminster Wandsworth Network Rail
  Chelsea Bridge Suspension 1858
1937
Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea Wandsworth: Battersea Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council
  Albert Bridge Combined Ordish–Lefeuvre / suspension / beam 1873 Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea Wandsworth: Battersea Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council
  Battersea Bridge Arch 1771
1890
Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea Wandsworth: Battersea Transport for London
  Battersea Railway Bridge Arch 1863 Hammersmith and Fulham: Imperial Wharf Wandsworth: Clapham Junction Network Rail
  Wandsworth Bridge Cantilever 1873
1938
Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham Wandsworth: Wandsworth Wandsworth London Borough Council
  Fulham Railway Bridge and Footbridge Lattice girder 1889 Hammersmith and Fulham: Putney Bridge Wandsworth: East Putney Network Rail
  Putney Bridge Arch 1729
1886
Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham Wandsworth: Putney Wandsworth London Borough Council
  Hammersmith Bridge Suspension 1827
1887
Hammersmith and Fulham: Hammersmith Richmond upon Thames: Castelnau Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
  Barnes Railway Bridge and Footbridge Truss arch 1849 Hounslow: Chiswick Richmond upon Thames: Barnes Network Rail
  Chiswick Bridge Deck arch 1933 Hounslow: Chiswick Richmond upon Thames: Mortlake Transport for London
  Kew Railway Bridge Lattice truss 1869 Hounslow: Gunnersbury Richmond upon Thames: Kew Gardens Network Rail
  Kew Bridge Arch 1759
1789
1903
Hounslow: Brentford Richmond upon Thames: Kew Transport for London
  Richmond Lock and Footbridge Arch 1894 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Port of London Authority
  Twickenham Bridge Arch 1933 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Transport for London
  Richmond Railway Bridge Truss arch 1848 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Network Rail
  Richmond Bridge Arch 1777 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council
  Teddington Lock Footbridges Girder (Eastern)
Suspension (Western)
1889 Richmond upon Thames: Teddington Richmond upon Thames: Ham Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council
  Kingston Railway Bridge Arch 1863 Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Wick Kingston upon Thames: Kingston Network Rail
  Kingston Bridge Arch 1190
1828
Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Wick Kingston upon Thames: Kingston upon Thames Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council
  Hampton Court Bridge Arch 1753
1778
1865
1933
Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Court Palace Surrey: East Molesey Surrey County Council

River LeaEdit

Subterranean riversEdit

Canals and docksEdit

Road and foot bridgesEdit

 
Holborn Viaduct in 2005

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.