Building    From 1825 

Hammersmith Bridge

Categories: Engineering

The original bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark, and was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. By the 1870s, it became evident that it was not strong enough to support the volume of traffic going across it. The present bridge was designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette and opened by the Prince of Wales on 11th June 1887. In 'The Singing Detective' television serial of 1986, there is a recurring image of a lone figure standing on the bridge.

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

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Hammersmith Bridge

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Lieutenant Charles Campbell Wood

2019: Eileen Brown informed us that this plaque is mentioned in the novel, 'T...

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The Bird Family

2019: The Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group tell us that this p...

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William Tierney Clark

Designer of the first Hammersmith Bridge, William Tierney Clark, 1783-1852, l...

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William Tierney Clark - Fulham Reach

William Tierney Clark 1783 - 1852 {Beneath Clark's portrait and a representat...

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Other Subjects

James Brown

James Brown

Contractors' engineer on the construction of the Rotherhithe Tunnel in 1908.

Person, Engineering

2 memorials
Bertie Wilson

Bertie Wilson

Senior Assistant 2nd Engineer on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park,...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
Boylett Herbert Jupe

Boylett Herbert Jupe

Electrician on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park, Above Bar Street,...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy

1 memorial
Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers

Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers

A British professional engineering institution licenced by the Engineering Council UK to assess candidates for inclusion on ECUK's Register of professional Engineers and Technicians.

Group, Engineering

1 memorial
Regent's Canal Company

Regent's Canal Company

Created following the passing of the Regent's Canal Bill in July 1812, to cut a new canal from the Grand Junction Canal in Paddington to Limehouse and the Thames. John Nash was a large shareholder;...

Group, Engineering, Transport

1 memorial