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Albert Bridge (Chelsea)

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Albert Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Cadogan Pier
To:  Battersea
County
Surrey
Highway Authority
Wandsworth
Opening Date
1871
Additional Information
List No:  1358138  (Grade II*)
Engineer:  Rowland Mason Ordish
On road(s)
A3031

Designed by Rowland Mason Ordish, and built in 1870-1, the Albert Bridge at Chelsea is a rather ornate Suspension Bridge. It is rather different to the standard Suspension Bridge design too, with a series of chains supporting the deck, rather than one main chain carrying the deck by a series of hangers. This design has something akin to James Dredges Suspension Bridges, in a visual if not technical sense.

An additional set of piers were installed mid-river in the early 1970s in order to support the middle of the span and extend the life of the bridge.

For a while in the 1960s, the Albert Bridge was subject to tidal flow running as a fully reversible road.



Albert Bridge (Chelsea)
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