Albert Embankment :: Shared Description
The Albert Embankment is a stretch of the river bank on the south side of the River Thames
. It stretches approximately one mile (1.6 km) northward from Vauxhall Bridge to Westminster Bridge
Created by the engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette for the Metropolitan Board of Works between July 1866 and November 1869 and was intended to protect Lambeth from flooding.
Along the embankment are several listed structures - river wall & lampstandards Link
, the inland wall Link
, benches Link
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Created: Mon, 4 Oct 2010, Updated: Thu, 28 Oct 2010
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