On this day: London’s new Vauxhall Bridge opened

 Vauxhall Bridge in 1829

The old Vauxhall Bridge in 1829.

On the 26th of May, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge opened in London. By the time it opened it was five years behind schedule, following a construction period that had brought all sorts of problems.

Vauxhall Bridge London 2009

The new bridge, photographed in 2009. X

The Prince of Wales, who would go on to be King George V, oversaw the opening ceremony.

The bridge was originally built to carry trams, but the tram tracks were abandoned in 1951.

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One thought on “On this day: London’s new Vauxhall Bridge opened

  1. Roger Pocock says:

    Reblogged this on Windows into History and commented:
    Re-blog recommendations: The “In Times Gone By…” blog contains lots of interesting little bits of information!

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