SOUTHWARK BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252452
Date first listed:
24-Aug-1995
Statutory Address:
SOUTHWARK BRIDGE, SOUTHWARK BRIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
SOUTHWARK BRIDGE, SOUTHWARK BRIDGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
National Park:
N/A
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32379 80652

Details

TQ 3280 NW SOUTHWARK BRIDGE 627-/15/10131 Southwark Bridge

GV II Road and foot bridge, 1913-21, designed by Basil Mott of Mott, Hay and Anderson; piers and turrets to the designs of Sir Ernest George RA. Five steel arches supported by granite piers which are rusticated. Two spans of 123 ft and 131 ft on each side; central span of 141. ft. The spacing was determined so that the piers would align with those of Blackfriars Road Bridge (q.v.) and Rennie's London Bridge. The piers, whose classical design shows a typical Edwardian exuberance, were completed by the outbreak of war; work continued, with increasing delays due to material shortages, unti11917 .After the war mounting traffic congestion in the City made its completion a high priority , and Southwark Bridge was one of the first major public works projects to be resumed after the Annistice. It was opened by King George V in 1921. The total cost was borne by the Bridge House Estates Committee.



Listing NGR: TQ3236280600

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
435467
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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