Hammersmith Bridge

A bridge has existed between Barnes and Hammersmith since 1827 when construction of the original Hammersmith Bridge was completed: the first suspension bridge across the Thames. At only twenty feet wide, increasing traffic soon exceeded its capacity, and the current all-steel bridge was built to replace it in 1887. The bridge has been targeted by terrorist bombs on three occasions, most recently in 2000. The bridge is one of the most striking and beautiful on the Thames, especially at sunset during the summer months.

OS X co-ord: 522983     OS Y co-ord: 178118     (Latitude: 51.488135 Longitude: -0.228463)
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