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Southwark Bridge (That Part in London Borough of Southwark)

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, Southwark

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Latitude: 51.5087 / 51°30'31"N

Longitude: -0.0942 / 0°5'39"W

OS Eastings: 532355

OS Northings: 180580

OS Grid: TQ323805

Mapcode National: GBR QF.ZC

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.BB1T

Plus Code: 9C3XGW54+F8

Entry Name: Southwark Bridge (That Part in London Borough of Southwark)

Listing Date: 24 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471333

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

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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Listing Text


636-1/2/873 Southwark Bridge (that part in
24/08/95 London Borough of Southwark)


Road and footbridge over River Thames. 1913-21. By Basil Mott
of Mott, Hay and Anderson; piers and turrets to the designs of
Sir Ernest George RA. 5 steel arches supported by granite
piers which are rusticated. 2 spans of approx 45m and 48m on
each side, central span of approx 51m. The spacing was
determined so that the piers would align with those of
Blackfriars Road Bridge (City of London) 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, until 1917. 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 Armistice. It was opened by
King George V in 1921. The total cost was borne by the Bridge
House Estates Committee.
The northern part of this item is in the City of London.

Listing NGR: TQ3235580580

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

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