TQ3480 : St Katharine Docks - the Telford footbridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

St Katharine Docks - the Telford footbridge
St Katharine Docks - the Telford footbridge
This bridge span and the one on the opposite bank are known as the Telford footbridge and originally spanned the entrance to the East Dock. A drawing of the bridge from 1829 is signed by Thomas Rhodes, who was Thomas Telford's resident engineer at the docks from 1828. On 27th October 1829 the company accepted a tender for the bridge from John Lloyd, a millwright from Westminster. The tender price was 447. The two halves of the bridge retracted into recesses in the masonry to allow ships to pass. The bridge remained at the dock entrance until 1994 and is now preserved here as a rare survivor.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Primary Subject of Photo
Dock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3400 8043 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4153N 0:4.2356W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3400 8042
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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