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Chiswick Bridge and Attached Balustrades

A Grade II Listed Building in Mortlake and Barnes Common, London

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489771

Location: Hounslow, London, SW14

County: London

District: Hounslow

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

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Listing Text

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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