Lambeth Bridge in London

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Lambeth Bridge

 

The current site of the majestic Lambeth Bridge in Central London was a landing stage and meeting place of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I way back 13th century. Fast-forwarding history reveals that the 60

feet wide, 776 feet long bridge that crosses River Thames now serves for road traffic and footbridge.

It is designed by engineer George Humphreys and architect Reginald Blomfield and built by Dorman Long and opened on July 19, 1932.

Prior to Lambeth’s current structure was a 828 feet long suspension bridge designed by

Peter W. Barlow in 1862 but ceased to be a toll bridge in 1879 when it became severely corroded.

Lambeth bridge serves as connection to center of power and government, Church, Monarchy and Houses of Parliament this includes the Lambeth Palace, Albert Embankment, St. Thomas Hospital, International Maritime, Thames House, Buckingham Palace Horseferry House, Clelland House, Abel House, The Palace of Westminster and Victoria Tower Garden. Its iron work is red, resembling the

red benches in the house of Lord's nearby. It contrasts the Westminster Bridge, which is

painted green, resembling the Common's benches.

This current 2008 Grade II listed architecture was used for the film “Harry Potter and the

Prisoner of Azkaban” and the BBC crime drama, “Waking the Dead.”