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
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.
What did we
we do it?