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Bridge over North End, London Bridge Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5057 / 51°30'20"N

Longitude: -0.0865 / 0°5'11"W

OS Eastings: 532900

OS Northings: 180260

OS Grid: TQ329802

Mapcode National: GBR SG.QF

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.GF43

Plus Code: 9C3XGW47+7C

Entry Name: Bridge over North End, London Bridge Station

Listing Date: 8 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471033

ID on this website: 101385629

Location: The Borough, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Saviour with All Hallows Southwark

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/17/869 Bridge over north end, London Bridge
08/01/98 Station


Bridge. 6 composite cast- and wrought-iron trusses built to
James Warren's 1848 patent. Reconstructed after collapse of
newly-built original in 1850. Constructed to carry extension
to London Bridge Station forecourt. Converted to pedestrian
use in 1890.
Span varying from approx 15m to approx 21m, depth approx 1.6m.
Spaced at approx 4.2m centres, beneath flat-soffit, solid deck
of original cast-iron plates. Comprised of individual panels
of cast-iron in form of 60 degree triangles, bolted together
at top corner to form chord. Downward pointing apexes pinned
to bottom chord of wrought-iron flat chain, each approx 152mm
x 3mm (6in x 5/8in).
A rare survival of a structure assembled from cast- and
wrought-iron components forming a Warren truss. Illustrative
of structural thinking in the 1840s, in which the two forms of
iron were used compositely. The tendency of cast-iron to
fracture led to a preference for wrought-iron in such

Listing NGR: TQ3290080260

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