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Southwark Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in City of London, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5093 / 51°30'33"N

Longitude: -0.0938 / 0°5'37"W

OS Eastings: 532379

OS Northings: 180653

OS Grid: TQ323806

Mapcode National: GBR RF.24

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.BB79

Entry Name: Southwark Bridge

Listing Date: 24 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435467

Location: City of London, London, EC4R

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Vintry

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St James Garlickhythe

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3280 NW SOUTHWARK BRIDGE
627-/15/10131 Southwark Bridge

GV II

Road and foot bridge, 1913-21, designed by Basil Mott of Mott, Hay and Anderson; piers and turrets to the designs of Sir Ernest George RA. Five steel arches supported by granite piers which are rusticated. Two spans of 123 ft and 131 ft on each side; central span of 141. ft. The spacing was determined so that the piers would align with those of Blackfriars Road Bridge (q.v.) and Rennie's London Bridge. The piers, whose classical design shows a typical Edwardian exuberance, were completed by the outbreak of war; work continued, with increasing delays due to material shortages, unti11917 .After the war mounting traffic congestion in the City made its completion a high priority , and Southwark Bridge was one of the first major public works projects to be resumed after the Annistice. It was opened by King George V in 1921. The total cost was borne by the Bridge House Estates Committee.


Listing NGR: TQ3236280600

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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