Albert Bridge

Albert Bridge connects Chelsea on the north bank of the Thames to Battersea on the south. It is one of only two road bridges in London never to have been replaced, but has had to be strengthened twice in order to support an increasing number of motor vehicles. Look out for the octagonal tollbooths – they’re the last remaining ones in London.

Albert Bridge is a road bridge over the Tideway of the River Thames connecting Chelsea in Central London on the north, left bank to Battersea on the south. Designed and built by Rowland Mason Ordish in 1873 as an Ordish–Lefeuvre system modified cable-stayed bridge, it proved to be structurally unsound, so between 1884 and 1887 Sir Joseph Bazalgette incorporated some of the design elements of a suspension bridge.

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