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Westminster Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1738
Completion: 18 November 1750
Status: demolished

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Masonry bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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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)

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000474
  • Date created
    13/11/1999
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016