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Blackfriars Railway Bridge Redevelopment, central London
built in 1886 ; redeveloped 2012
Redevelopment Design: Jacobs and Tony Gee & Partners
Blackfriars Bridge London
photo © Adrian Welch
Blackfriars Railway Bridge
The first bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by Joseph Cubitt For this reason, the use of the original bridge gradually declined. It eventually became too weak to support modern trains, and was therefore removed in 1985 – all that remains is a series of columns crossing the Thames and the southern abutment, which is a Grade II listed structure. The second bridge, is built slightly further downstream and made of wrought iron. As part of the Thameslink Programme, the platforms at Blackfriars station was extended across the Thames and partially supported by the 1864 bridge piers.

8 Feb 2012
The Jubilee Bridge, Chelesea / Battersea, southwest London
One-world design
Jubilee Bridge design - London Bridges
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The Jubilee Bridge London
A new connection between Chelsea Harbour and Battersea would be beneficial to the communities, transport links and businesses on both sides of the river. One-world design and Expedition Engineering have progressed designs for the new bridge. We are aiming to submit The Jubilee Bridge, named due to its timing and its proximity to the departure point of Her Majesty the Queen as she joins the Diamond Jubilee Flotilla, for planning approval by the end of April 2012.

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Golden Jubilee Bridge
Golden Jubilee Bridge
photo © Nick Weall
Golden Jubilee Bridge
The Hungerford Bridge crosses the River Thames in London, and lies between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge. It is a steel truss railway bridge – sometimes known as the Charing Cross Bridge – flanked by two more recent, cable-stayed, pedestrian bridges that share the railway bridge’s foundation piers, and which are named the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

Inhabited Bridge London
Old London Bridge was an inhabited bridge and the competition asks today’s designers to imagine a new version of the inhabited bridge, based on the present structure (which for the purpose of the competition is to be deemed strong enough to carry buildings on its deck). The competition is being organised on behalf of The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects – A Livery Company of the City of London.
Inhabited Bridge London – Architecture Contest

London Olympics Bridges
London Olympics Bridges
heneghan.peng.architects/©Archimation
London Olympics Bridges

Millennium Bridge – aka the ‘Wobbly Bridge’
Millennium Bridge + St Pauls London Bridges
photo © Nick Weall
Millennium Bridge

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
photo © Nick Weall
Tower Bridge

Western Avenue Footbridge, Acton, west London
Grimshaw
A40 Footbridge - London Bridges
photograph : Mark Humphreys
Western Avenue Footbridge

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Battersea Power Station project
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Battersea Power Station
photo © Nick Weall

Tate Modern Extension
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects
Tate Modern Extension
image © Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron

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