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Fulham Bridge

Fulham Bridge
Fulham Bridge, photographed on 1st March 2008.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

Fulham or Putney railway bridge was built and owned by the London & South Western Railway, but used exclusively by the Metropolitan District. Ownership did not vest in London Transport until railway privatisation in April 1994, 105 years after the line opened. Designed by William Jacomb and constructed by Lucas & Aird, it is somewhat similar to Galbraith's Kew railway bridge, built twenty years earlier, though not as ornate. The bridge comprises eight wrought iron, lattice girder spans supported on pairs of cast iron columns, and granite and Portland stone abutments. Five spans are over the river, one on the north bank and two to the south. There is a public footpath on the downstream side. The original cross-beams are fish-belly wrought iron, but box section steel ones have been added between them. The columns either side of the navigable channel have had substantial concrete cutwaters built round them, to guard against collision damage.

The footpath allows a close view of the ornate cast iron.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

Fulham Bridge
 
Fulham Bridge A plaque at the south end of the bridge commemorates its renovation.

photograph by Gregory Beecroft

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