List of bridges in London

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View of bridges in City of London, looking westwards (upstream): Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge

List of bridges in London lists the major bridges within Greater London or within the influence of London. Most of these are river crossings, and the best-known are those across the River Thames. Several bridges on other rivers have given their names to areas of London, particularly where the whole river has become subterranean. Other bridges are high level road or rail crossings across other streets.

River crossings[edit]

River Thames[edit]

Bridges over the River Thames, listed in order travelling from East to West. Multiple values in "Dates opened" pertain to earlier bridges at the site of the current structure.

Portrait Name Dates opened North Bank South Bank Maintained by
Puente de la Torre, Londres, Inglaterra, 2014-08-11, DD 092.JPG Tower Bridge 1894 Tower Hamlets Southwark Bridge House Estates
London Bridge Illuminated.jpg London Bridge 50 AD
1209
1831
1973
City of London: Monument Southwark Bridge House Estates
Cannon street railway bridge 2.jpg Cannon Street Railway Bridge 1866 City of London: Cannon Street Southwark Network Rail
Puente Southwark, Londres, Inglaterra, 2014-08-11, DD 112.JPG Southwark Bridge 1819
1921
City of London: Queen Street Southwark: Bankside Bridge House Estates
Mill.bridge.from.tate.modern.arp.jpg Millennium Bridge 2002 City of London: Queenhithe Southwark: Bankside Bridge House Estates
London blackfriars railway station.jpg Blackfriars Railway Bridge 1886 City of London: Blackfriars Southwark Network Rail
Blackfriars Bridge, River Thames, London, with St Pauls Cathedral.jpg Blackfriars Bridge 1769
1869
City of London: Blackfriars Southwark Bridge House Estates
River Thames and Waterloo Bridge, London-17Aug2009.jpg Waterloo Bridge 1817
1945
Westminster Lambeth: South Bank Transport for London
Hungerford Bridge, River Thames, London, England.jpg Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges 1864
2002
Westminster Lambeth: South Bank Network Rail
Westminster Bridge, River Thames, London, England.jpg Westminster Bridge 1750
1862
Westminster Lambeth: South Bank Transport for London
Lambeth Bridge upstream side.jpg Lambeth Bridge 1932 Westminster Lambeth Transport for London
Vauxhall Bridge 2009.jpg Vauxhall Bridge 1816
1906
Westminster: Pimlico Lambeth: Vauxhall Transport for London
Grosvenor Bridge, River Thames, London, England.jpg Grosvenor Bridge 1859 Westminster Wandsworth Network Rail
Chelsea Bridge 2.JPG Chelsea Bridge 1937 Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea Wandsworth: Battersea Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council
Albert Bridge 14 May 2006.JPG Albert Bridge 1873 Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea Wandsworth: Battersea Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council
Battersea Bridge 1.JPG Battersea Bridge 1771
1890
Kensington and Chelsea: Chelsea Wandsworth: Battersea Transport for London
BatterseaRailBridge.jpg Battersea Railway Bridge 1863 Hammersmith and Fulham: Imperial Wharf Wandsworth: Clapham Junction Network Rail
WandsworthBridge.jpg Wandsworth Bridge 1938 Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham Wandsworth: Wandsworth Wandsworth London Borough Council
Fulham Railway Bridge 728-30s.jpg Fulham Railway Bridge and Footbridge 1729
1889
Hammersmith and Fulham: Putney Bridge Wandsworth: East Putney Network Rail
Putney Bridge 723-5.JPG Putney Bridge 1886 Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham Wandsworth: Putney Wandsworth London Borough Council
Hammersmith Bridge 1, London, UK - April 2012.jpg Hammersmith Bridge 1827
1887
Hammersmith and Fulham: Hammersmith Richmond upon Thames: Castelnau Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
BarnesRailwayBridgeUpstream.jpg Barnes Railway Bridge and Footbridge 1849 Hounslow: Chiswick Richmond upon Thames: Barnes Network Rail
Chiswick-Bridge-15-540-3.jpg Chiswick Bridge 1933 Hounslow: Chiswick Richmond upon Thames: Mortlake Transport for London
Kew Railway Bridge.jpg Kew Railway Bridge 1869 Hounslow: Gunnersbury Richmond upon Thames: Kew Gardens Network Rail
Kew Bridge in London 2007 Sept 21.jpg Kew Bridge 1759
1789
1903
Hounslow: Brentford Richmond upon Thames: Kew Transport for London
Richmond Lock from Isleworth,Middx looking SE.jpg Richmond Lock and Footbridge 1894 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Port of London Authority
Twickenham Bridge 320r1.jpg Twickenham Bridge 1933 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Transport for London
Richmond Railway Bridge 333r1.jpg Richmond Railway Bridge 1848 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Network Rail
Richmond Bridge and riverside.jpg Richmond Bridge 1777 Richmond upon Thames: St Margarets Richmond upon Thames: Richmond Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council
TeddBridge.JPG Teddington Lock Footbridges 1889 Richmond upon Thames: Teddington Richmond upon Thames: Ham Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council
KingstonRlyBr02.JPG Kingston Railway Bridge 1863 Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Wick Kingston upon Thames: Kingston Network Rail
Kingston Bridge2.jpg Kingston Bridge 1828 Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Wick Kingston upon Thames: Kingston upon Thames Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council
Hampton Court Bridge 1.jpg Hampton Court Bridge 1933 Richmond upon Thames: Hampton Court Palace Surrey: East Molesey Surrey County Council

River Lea[edit]

Subterranean rivers[edit]

Canals and docks[edit]

Road and foot bridges[edit]

Holborn Viaduct in 2005

Railway bridges[edit]

The Illuminated River[edit]

In 2016 a competition was run to find a design company willing to take on a permanent lighting project on the River Thames, covering 15 bridges, from Tower Bridge to Albert Bridge. A design by Leo Villareal was chosen as the winner in November 2016. This will be one of the UK's largest ever public art commissions.[1] The first phase - Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge, London Bridge and Cannon Street Bridge - was switched on on 17 July 2019. Illumination is by LEDs and replaces former less efficient forms of lighting in places.[2][3][4][5] An article in The Guardian stated: "The project... has been much trickier and taken longer to realise than anticipated."[6] A three-part Channel 4 documentary, which started on 6 July 2019,[7] covered the project up to the end of the first phase.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Illuminated River to Light Up River Thames
  2. ^ "The Thames Is Aglow! These 4 Central London Bridges Are Now Illuminated". Londonist. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Illuminated River: First London bridges lit up". BBC. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Thames Illuminated River scheme first phase complete". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Illuminated River". Illuminated River. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  6. ^ "London bridges go LED as part of £45m longest artwork project". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  7. ^ "London's Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames". Channel 4. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  8. ^ "London's Great Bridges: Lighting the Thames". Illuminated River. Retrieved 20 July 2019.