Albert Bridge renovation

Albert Bridge renovation

Albert Bridge is beautiful but it is not strong. Even when it was opened in 1873 soldiers were instructed to break step when crossing it. The bridge is a fragile cast iron structure with timber decking built like so many other London bridges for horses and carriages. It was never designed to take the day to day punishment of thousands of motorists on their daily commute.  Around 5.8 million vehicles cross the bridge every year.

Despite a weight limit of 2.5 tonnes the bridge was deteriorating fast so we had to carry out major restoration to save it being closed, permanently.



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