Golden Jubilee and Hungerford Bridges
19th century ; 21st century
HAWKSHAW , LIFSCHUTZ DAVIDSON
Exterior detail: bolting of wires to bridge frame. Hungerford Bridge was originally a suspension footbridge (I.K. BRUNEL, 1845). It was replaced by the current railway bridge (HAWKSHAW, 1864) which had walkways either side. In 1996 a competition to design new footbridges was won by LIFSCHUTZ DAVIDSON working with engineers GIFFORD. The bridges were finished in 2002 and named Golden Jubilee Bridges after the Queen's 50th year on the throne. The bridges are a complex self-supporting engineering puzzle secured by collars around Hungerford Bridge's pillars and attached to that bridge's foundations. The proximity of the Bakerloo Underground and the possibility of unexploded bombs in the riverbed made this solution necessary.
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Architecture -- England -- London
Thames River (England)
Architecture -- 1900-2000