Grosvenor Bridge

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Coordinates: 51°29′05″N 0°08′51″W / 51.48472°N 0.14750°W / 51.48472; -0.14750

Grosvenor Bridge
Grosvenor Bridge, London.jpg
Grosvenor Bridge with Vauxhall in the background and Battersea Power Station to the right
Coordinates51°29′05″N 0°08′51″W / 51.4847°N 0.1475°W / 51.4847; -0.1475
CarriesRailway
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleLondon, England
Named forSir Richard Grosvenor
Maintained byNetwork Rail
Preceded byChelsea Bridge
Followed byVauxhall Bridge
Characteristics
DesignArch bridge
Total length283.5 m (930 ft 1 in)
Width54 m (177 ft 2 in)
Longest span53.3 m (174 ft 10 in)
History
Opened1860; rebuilt 1963-1967
Location

Grosvenor Bridge, also called Victoria Railway Bridge, is a railway bridge over the River Thames in London, between Vauxhall Bridge and Chelsea Bridge.

It is made up of two bridges that were both built in the mid-19th century. The eastern side was built by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway in 1858-60 to carry trains into Victoria Station. This was the first railway bridge across the Thames in central London. The western side was built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1865/66.[1]

Both bridges were rebuilt in steel in 1963–67, the original piers now being wrapped in concrete. The designer for this work was Freeman Fox & Partners.

On the north bank is Pimlico to the north and east and Chelsea to the west. The Lister Hospital and the Royal Chelsea Hospital are immediately to the north west. On the south bank is Nine Elms to the east and Battersea to the west. Battersea Power Station is immediately to the south of the bridge, and Battersea Park to the south west.

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