No 120. Battersea rail Bridge

Viewed from the north bank looking upstream.

This bridge was opened in 1863 to form the only north-south  through route in London with connections  to several of London’s large rail termini.   It was originally constructed to carry not only standard gauge, but also the wide GWR gauge designed by Brunel.   The drawback with this bridge is that speed is limited to 15mph which makes it the slowest railway crossing on the Thames.

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