No 115. Vauxhall Bridge

View from upstream on the north bank.

The original  bridge on this site was planned as part of a direct route from Hyde Park Corner to Greenwich and opened in 1816.   When this began to deteriorate a temporary wooden bridge was used  during construction of the present bridge, this was opened in 1906 by the Prince of Wales.   It is decorated with sculptures representing Arts & Sciences.   Downstream are Local Government, Education, Fine Arts and Astronomy while upstream are Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering and Pottery.   This bridge was also the first in London to carry trams.


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