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William Tierney Clark - Fulham Reach William Tierney Clark - Fulham Reach

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: William Tierney Clark - Fulham Reach

Erection date: 24/6/2014

Inscription

William Tierney Clark 1783 - 1852
{Beneath Clark's portrait and a representation of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest:}
William Tierney Clark 1783 - 1852 who lived locally was a distinguished civil engineer, architect and fellow of the Royal Society. He designed the first suspension bridge over the Thames at Hammersmith completed in 1827, which was replaced by the present bridge in 1887. Clark’s Hammersmith Bridge design led directly to his greatest work, the Chain Bridge over the Danube at Budapest (1849) shown on the panel above. Clark was the engineer of the West Middlesex Water Company located in Hammersmith. His other civil engineering works were the chain bridges at Marlow (1832) and Shoreham (1833 - 1923), He also built the Thames Medway Canal (1824 - 1844) and Gravesend Pier (1834)

Site: William Tierney Clark - Fulham Reach (1 memorial)

W6, Thames Path, Fulham Reach

Don't get us wrong, we do like Hammersmith Bridge, but all his bridges look rather samey, don't they?

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William Tierney Clark - Fulham Reach

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72337

Gravesend Pier

Designed by William Tierney Clark. During its early years it was used by mill...

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49476

Hammersmith Bridge

The original bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark, and was the first ...

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72346

Marlow Bridge

A road and footbridge over the River Thames between the town of Marlow and th...

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72347

Shoreham Bridge

Suspension bridge over the River Adur in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Design...

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72335

Széchenyi Bridge

Designed by William Tierney Clark, it spans the River Danube between Buda and...

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