not to march in rhythm) when crossing the bridge;[18][19][n 2] Although the barracks closed in 2008, the warning signs are still in place. [32], Between 1905 and 1981, Albert Bridge was painted uniformly green; in 1981 it was repainted yellow. A protest campaign led by John Betjeman resulted in the withdrawal of the proposal, but serious concerns about the integrity of the bridge continued. [12][22] The tolls were removed from both bridges on 24 May 1879,[8] but the octagonal tollbooths were left in place, and today are the only surviving bridge tollbooths in London. In 1992, Albert Bridge was rewired and painted in an unusual colour scheme designed to make it more conspicuous in poor visibility, and avoid being damaged by ships. On the south side are four arches, two of which are used as storage for the residents of a houseboat community moored immediately downstream, and another one of which was opened to Thames Path pedestrian traffic as part of the Lombard Wharf development. [11][12], Rowland Mason Ordish was appointed to design the new bridge. [31] Red and white plastic barriers have been erected along the roadway in an effort to protect the structure from damage by cars.

[28] The Albert Bridge was protected as a Grade II* listed structure in 1975, granting it protection against significant alteration without consultation. [27], In 1990, the tidal flow system was abandoned and Albert Bridge was converted back to two-way traffic. [4], From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,, 1890 establishments in the United Kingdom, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, Old Battersea Bridge (1771–1885) a.k.a. [8], Coordinates: 51°28′23″N 0°10′45″W / 51.47306°N 0.17917°W / 51.47306; -0.17917, Battersea Railway Bridge from the south west, "River access supports Battersea Bridge refurb", "Inspection Report Detailed Bridge Assessments Sub-Package 2A",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 8 scheduled passenger trains per hour (05:45 - 23:30), plus additional unscheduled freight trains, This page was last edited on 17 August 2020, at 14:46. [7] The newer Victoria Bridge, meanwhile, suffered severe congestion. In the first nine months of its operation £2,085 (about £195,000 in 2020) were taken in tolls. [9][16], Ordish's bridge was 41 feet (12 m) wide and 710 feet (220 m) long, with a 384-foot-9-inch (117.27 m) central span. [10] While plans for the Chelsea Embankment were debated, Ordish built the Franz Joseph Bridge over the Vltava in Prague to the same design as that intended for the Albert Bridge. ", "Drivers cross the Albert Bridge at last",,_London&oldid=974586282, Former toll bridges in the United Kingdom, Grade II* listed buildings in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Grade II* listed buildings in the London Borough of Wandsworth, Transport in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Transport in the London Borough of Wandsworth, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 384 feet 9 inches (117.27 m) (before 1973), This page was last edited on 23 August 2020, at 20:45.

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