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Albert Bridge, London

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The Albert Bridge is a road bridge over the River Thames in West London, connecting Chelsea on the north bank to Battersea on the south bank. 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. In 1973 the Greater London Council added two concrete piers, which transformed the central span into a simple beam bridge. As a result, today the bridge is an unusual hybrid of three different design styles. It is an English Heritage Grade II* listed building.Built as a toll bridge, it was commercially unsuccessful. Six years after its opening it was taken into public ownership and the tolls were lifted. The tollbooths remained in place and are the only surviving examples of bridge tollbooths in London. Nicknamed "The Trembling Lady" because of its tendency to vibrate when large numbers of people walked over it, the bridge has signs at its entrances that warned troops to break step whilst crossing the bridge.
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  • whenever near Chelsea or Battersea its always worth walk cycling or driving over Albert Bridge at night because of the beauty of the bridge as it is lit up. It looks even better from Battersea Bridge....  more »
  • The suspension bridge is the best looking in the bridge world, where the engineering and the aesthetics combine to provide a walkway and a scenic viewpoint. There is approximately 315 miles of Thames ...  more »
  • The most beautiful bridge over the Thames. The pink colours are so magnificent and different from any other bridge over the Thames. This is the south bank and from here you can walk to Battersea park ...  more »
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  • Stunning bridge, great way to cross the water ;)
  • Beautiful bridge at day or at night, fantastic view over London
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