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Plan of the ground adjoining the Surry abutment of the Strand Bridge

Plan of the ground adjoining the Surry abutment of the Strand Bridge

Engraver: Barlow, John

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 13.63

Item number: 63

Length: 267

Width: 203

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 3" : 300 feet

This plan shows the intended line of the new road leading to the Surrey side of the Strand Bridge. The area coloured brown was eventually taken from the soap factory to make way for the bridge. The bridge was only known as the Strand Bridge in its infancy. An Act of Parliament changed its name to Waterloo Bridge in 1816 and it was opened by the Prince Regent on 18 June 1817, the second anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. In 1923 the piers of the bridge settled to an alarming degree, making it necessary to replace the bridge with its present structure.

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