Battersea Bridge :: Shared Description
The first Battersea Bridge was a wooden structure opened in 1771 (1772 to vehicles). This bridge was the last remaining wooden bridge on the Thames when it was demolished in 1885.
The present bridge is a 5 span cast iron and granite cantilever bridge, built by Sir Joseph Bazelgette in 1890. It has a span of 221 metres. It one of the narrowest and least busy of the London bridges. A Grade II listed structure.
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Created: Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Updated: Wed, 6 Oct 2010
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