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Charing Cross Railway Bridge

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November 1946.

1859 the original Hungerford Bridge was bought by the railway company extending the South Eastern Railway into the newly opened Charing Cross Railway Station.

The ironwork of the bridge was made by Messrs. Cochrane, of Woodside, near Dudley, the same tirm who supplied the ironwork of the Westminster Bridge. The contractor was George Wythes.

1864 The railway company replaced the suspension bridge with a structure designed by John Hawkshaw, comprising nine spans made of wrought iron lattice girders, which opened in 1864.


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