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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
  • Thames River
Replaced by Westminster Bridge (1862)

Technical Information


number of spans 13


arches stone



Labeyle submits a stone design for Westminster Bridge


Labeyle is asked to proceed with the construction of the foundations


Work begins on the stone design of Labeyle's.


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

18 November 1750

Official opening.


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


(role unknown)

Relevant Web Sites

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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