,
Random
Mammoth-shaped spear thrower

Balham

Jack the Ripper walk (part eight)

Swiss Cottage

West Silvertown

“EAST INDIA SUGAR not made by SLAVES”

Debden

Canning Town

Vauxhall

Kingston bridge (part two)

Golders Green

Crossharbour

Gold mohur commemorating the father of a Mughal emperor

West Acton

The antique arcades

News from our friends
Into the future
Elizabeth II HAS REIGNED in a world moving swiftly through political shifts, cultural change and technological advances. Traditional institutions of law, religion and politics have suffered loss of ...
Elizabeth II (1952 - )
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton Street, London on 21 April 1926. A happy childhood was spent with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, and younger sister Margaret Rose. ...
Edward VIII and George VI (1936 - 1952)
Edward VIII (1936) Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George V and Queen Mary, was known to the family as 'David'. Charming and informal, he was a popular prince, touring Britain and the empire, ...
George V (1910 - 1936)
Edward vii's eldest son Albert died at the age of 28, and so it was his second son, George, who followed him as king. George had learned the navy's traditions of duty and. Blue-eyed, blunt, and ...
House of Windsor
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she left three generations of heirs. They, it was expected, would reign as monarchs of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In fact, the name survived only 16 years. In ...
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Discussed
Advertisement
Kingston railway bridge
 (голосов: 0)
Because of the local townsfolk's resistance to modern technology, Kingston made a late appearance on the railway map. In 1840 the new line to Southampton bypassed Kingston and went south to Surbiton, which benefited greatly at Kingston's expense. It was more than twenty years before Kingston finally, and reluctantly, gained its railway station. In 1860 an extension to Hampton Wick was approved and for this a railway bridge was built downstream of the road bridge. It was designed by John Edward Errington, who also designed the railway bridge at Richmond, but he died before construction could begin and W. R. Galbraith, his assistant, took over. The contractor was Thomas Brassey, who built a number of bridges for the London & Southwestern Railway. The bridge opened in July 1863. It consists of five cast-iron spans, which are carried by masonry piers. In 1907 J. W. Jacomb-Hood replaced the ironwork with similar spans made of steel.


Kingston railway bridge

Kingston Railway Bridge in about 1870 in a photograph by Henry Taunt.



The resulting bridge is functional rather than elegant, like many of London's other railway bridges, and is somewhat disfigured by the service pipes that now run across it. Today it carries South West Trains' services to Shepperton and Richmond.


Kingston railway bridge

Kingston Railway Bridge today. The look of the bridge has not been improved by the addition of heavy service pipes.





Информация
Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.