The Perspective View of the design for a cast iron bridge to supply the place of the present London Bridge
Engraver: Lowry, Willm.
Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured
This is a perspective view of the design for a cast iron bridge, consisting of a single arch 600 feet in span and calculated to supply the place of the present London Bridge. A competition was held to replace the old bridge between 1799-1801 and this design by Thomas Telford was submitted. As this view shows, it would have been a very sophisticated replacement for the 19 arch medieval bridge. But the project was shelved because not enough was known about the technical issues involved.