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Westminster Bridge

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General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Built: 1738 - 1750
Status: demolished

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Crosses
  • Thames River
Replaced by Westminster Bridge (1862)

Technical Information

Dimensions

number of spans 13

Materials

arches stone

Chronology

1736

Labeyle submits a stone design for Westminster Bridge

1738

Labeyle is asked to proceed with the construction of the foundations

1740

Work begins on the stone design of Labeyle's.

1747

Arches are complete, but one pier settles too much. Re-construction of the adjoining arches.

18 November 1750

Official opening.

Notes

The original Westminster Bridge was built of Portland Stone, supplied from the quarries on the Island of the same name, in Dorset.

Participants

(role unknown)

Relevant Web Sites

There currently are no relevant websites listed.

Relevant Publications

  • Brown, David J. Bridges, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York (USA), ISBN 002517455X, 1993; pp. 40-41
  • Picon, Antoine L'art de l'ingénieur, Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France), ISBN 2858509115, 1997; pp. 544
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000474
Created: 13/11/1999
Last Updated: 07/10/2013