Perspective View of the Design for a Cast Iron Bridge, consisting of a single arch 600 feet in the span and calculated to supply the place of the present London Bridge

Made:
1801
maker:
Telford, Thomas

Published by R. Ackerman, Strand and Mr Taylor, Architectural Library, Holborn et al. Dedicated to King George III by Thomas Telford. Bears 'Bridge engraved by William Lowry. Drawn and aquatinted by Thomas Malton'.

This design was not used due to concerns about its technical feasibility and the space required to construct it. Viewed over the River Thames; ships passing beneath, carriages and carts using the bridge roadway; arcaded embankment approaches. Dedication: 'To George the Third, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, ... [title], ... Is, by Permission, most respectfully Inscribed by his most faithful Subject, Thomas Telford.'

Details

Extent:
645
1230
Identifier:
MSR/0080/1