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Grosvenor Bridge

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Carries  Railway
Locale  London, England
Followed by  Vauxhall Bridge
Opened  1 October 1860
Width  54 m
Bridge type  Arch bridge
Crosses  River Thames
Preceded by  Chelsea Bridge
Design  Arch bridge
Total length  284 m
Location  London
Body of water  River Thames
Grosvenor Bridge Railway Structures
Similar  Chelsea Bridge, River Thames, Vauxhall Bridge, Cannon Street Railway, Battersea Railway Bridge

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Grosvenor Bridge, originally known as, and alternatively called Victoria Railway Bridge, is a railway bridge over the River Thames in London, between Vauxhall Bridge and Chelsea Bridge. Originally constructed in 1860, and widened in 1865 and 1907, the bridge was extensively rebuilt and widened again in the 1960s as an array of ten parallel bridges.

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History

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The original bridge was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century in two stages: the first bridge was built by the Victoria Station and Pimlico Railway between 1859 and 1860 at a cost of £84,000 to carry two tracks into Victoria Station; it was the first railway bridge across the Thames in central London. The engineer was Sir John Fowler.

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The bridge was widened by four tracks on the eastern side for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway and London, Chatham and Dover Railway between 1865 and 1866, at a cost of £245,000. Sir Charles Fox was the engineer.

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In 1907 the bridge was widened again with a further track, on the western side, for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

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The bridge was rebuilt in 1963–67: the foundations were extended; the original piers encased in concrete; and the spans replaced with ten steel spans and a tenth track added. To avoid disrupting traffic, the bridge was re-built with a separate span for each track. The designer for this work was Freeman Fox & Partners, and the project engineer was A. H. Cantrell, chief civil engineer of the Southern Region of British Rail. It was said to be the busiest railway bridge in the world with 1000 trains crossing per day in 1968.

Location

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On the north bank is Pimlico to the north and east and Chelsea to the west; the Lister Hospital and the Royal Chelsea Hospital lie immediately to the north west. On the south bank is Nine Elms to the east and Battersea to the west. Battersea Power Station is immediately to the south of the bridge, and Battersea Park to the south west.

References

Grosvenor Bridge Wikipedia


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