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Hungerford Suspension Bridge, site of
Hungerford Rail Bridge, River Thames, London
Hungerford Suspension Bridge, site of
associated engineer
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
date  1841 - 1st May 1845
era  Victorian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  TQ303803
ICE reference number  HEW 2201
photo  National Monuments Record
The site of Brunel's bow-string girder suspension footbridge, since demolished. It had two masonry towers and a pair of double wrought iron chains suspending the walkway.
The total length of the bridge was 1,362ft. The main span was 676ft and the deck was 14ft wide. It was pulled down in 1863 to make way for Hungerford Rail Bridge (John Hawkshaw), which takes trains into Charing Cross.
However, the two masonry piers of Brunel's bridge survive and are built into the structure of the present bridge -- Middlesex Pier, which lies adjacent to the north bank, and Surrey Pier, which lies three quarters of the way across towards the south bank and now forms an integral part of the 2003 Hungerford footbridge.
The chains were used to build Clifton Suspension Bridge, the completion of which was undertaken by a group of engineers as a memorial to Brunel.
reference sources   CEH LondIKB

Hungerford Suspension Bridge, site of