TOWER BRIDGE (THAT PART THAT LIES WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK)

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1385980

Date first listed: 06-Dec-1949

Statutory Address: TOWER BRIDGE (THAT PART THAT LIES WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK), TOWER BRIDGE ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: TOWER BRIDGE (THAT PART THAT LIES WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK), TOWER BRIDGE ROAD

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Southwark (London Borough)

National Park: N/A

National Grid Reference: TQ 33645 80196

Details

SOUTHWARK

TQ3380 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD 636-1/2/793 Tower Bridge (that part that lies 06/12/49 within the Borough of Southwark)

I

Bridge. 1886-94. By Sir John Wolfe Barry, engineer and Sir Horace Jones, architect. For the City Corporation. Low level bascule bridge with wider side spans hung from curved lattice girders; central narrower opening section. Steel structure with twin Gothic towers rising from 21.3m (70ft) broad piers which support the bascules and house their counter balances. Towers clad in rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings; high pitched slate roofs behind stone battlemented parapet. High level footbridges between the towers, incorporating ties between the 2 suspended spans and linking whole bridge together as continuous structure. Tower of 4 stages with corner turrets surmounted by pinnacles. Some architectural detailing added after Jones's death. Above archway, elaborate Gothic-style windows on each level surmounted by dormer feature in roof; moulded string courses between floors. Lower approach tower (with twin on north side), in similar Gothic style and with a large elliptical archway spanning the road. Although the bascules were electrified in 1976, some of the hydraulic machinery by Armstrong Mitchell & Co., and the steam pumping engines, are preserved under the south approach viaduct. Built onto east side of southern approach are accumulator tower and chimney stack (qv). See also London Borough of Tower Hamlets.







Listing NGR: TQ3364580196

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 471400

Legacy System: LBS

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