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Latitude: 51.4731 / 51°28'23"N
Longitude: -0.2698 / 0°16'11"W
OS Eastings: 520263
OS Northings: 176326
OS Grid: TQ202763
Mapcode National: GBR 8T.W3C
Mapcode Global: VHGR3.87QJ
Entry Name: Chiswick Bridge and Attached Balustrades
Listing Date: 26 September 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031877
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489771
Location: Hounslow, London, SW14
Electoral Ward/Division: Mortlake and Barnes Common
Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Paul Chiswick Grove Park
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2076 Chiswick Bridge and attached balustrades
Arched road bridge, 1930-33. Engineer Alfred Dryland with Herbert Baker as consulting architect, and giving the bridge its distinctly Georgian character. Mass concrete footings and abutments; reinforced concrete arches of cellular construction; cladding of Portland stone. Like Twickenham Bridge it is 70 ft. wide between the parapets; three spans, the centre being 150 ft. and the shore arches 125 ft.; one c60 ft. roadway arch on each bank. Pedestrian access to broad pavement by handsome brick stairs; riverside walkway spanned by arches which on the Hounslow side provide storage for boat club. On line of piers a polygonal viewing platform has been provided to each side.
The centre span is the longest concrete arch of any bridge spanning the Thames.
Sources: Phillips, Thames Crossings, 1981, 174-9; Roads and Road Construction, June 1932, VI, 170-1; Engineer, 1933, CLVI, 17; Engineering, June 1932, CXXXIII, 665.
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