Thursday, 5 November 2009

Unforseen design problems

London lays host to many great architectural delights

And the super Westminster Bridge is no different, connecting north of the river to the south and positioned beneath the PHALLIC Big Ben

Financed by PRIVATE capital, lotteries and grants, the bridge was designed by the Swiss architect Charles Labelye and was built between 1739-1750

By mid 19th century it was subsiding badly and expensive to MAINTAIN. The current bridge was designed by Thomas Page and opened in 1862

With an overall LENGTH of 252 metres and a 26 metre WIDTH, it is the oldest bridge in central London

1 comment:

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