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Hungerford Bridge

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General Information

Other name(s): Charing Cross Bridge
Completion: 1845
Status: demolished

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)


Location: Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom
City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Thames River
Replaced by: Charing Cross Bridge (1864)

Technical Information

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Due to the stench of the river the bridge remained unused in summers and the chains were subsequently used in the construction of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.



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Relevant Publications

  • Brindle, Steven Master of materials in "Bridge Design & Engineering", 2nd Quarter 2006, n. 43 v. 12
  • Cowper Hungerford Suspension Bridge in "The Civil engineer and architect's journal", 1845 v. 8
  • Fern├índez Troyano, Leonardo Tierra sobre el agua, Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid (Spain), ISBN 8438001483, 1999; pp. 584
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