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Chelsea Bridge

Categories: Transport

At the same time that Battersea Park was created the first bridge at its eastern corner was built (shown in the image). This was opened in 1858, as Victoria Bridge, by Queen Victoria on her way to officially open the Park. Within a few years there were concerns about its safety so weight limits were introduced and extra support chains were added. Cynically it was at this point decided to rename the bridge, thus ensuring that any collapse would not be associated with the Queen.

Traffic increased so much that it became necessary to rebuild the bridge. The new one, still in place, was opened on 6 May 1937.

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Chelsea Bridge

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Chelsea Bridge

MacKenzie King did not come all the way from Canada just to open this bridge;...

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Esso UK PLC

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2 memorials
Brunel's Thames Tunnel

Brunel's Thames Tunnel

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5 memorials
Kilburn Bridge

Kilburn Bridge

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1 memorial
Robert Seaward

Robert Seaward

We can't find any confirmation but our guess is that Seaward worked at the tube station and through his efforts some sort of club space was provided for his fellow workers in the building. Can anyo...

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1 memorial