Victorian London - Thames - Bridges - Vauxhall Bridge

Vauxhall Bridge, originally projected by Mr. Robert Dodd, was erected by James Walker, Esq., at an expense of 50,000l. it consists of nine arches, that, composed of cast-iron, rest upon stone piers, the road-way being protected by an iron railing, with recesses in the centre; it is 860 feet in length, and is light and airy in appearance; was commenced in 1813, and completed in 1816. The iron-work of the arches was cast at Butterly in Derbyshire.

Mogg's New Picture of London and Visitor's Guide to it Sights, 1844

VAUXHALL BRIDGE. An iron bridge, of nine equal arches, over the Thames at Vauxhall, communicating with Millbank on the left bank of the river, built from the designs of James Walker; commenced May 9th, 1811, and opened June 4th, 1816.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850

VAUXHALL BRIDGE, connecting Pimlico with Nine Elms and Brixton, was constructed in 1816, by Mr. 3. Walker, engineer, at a cost of 300,0001. Its length is 806 ft., and it consists of nine iron arches, each of 78 ft. span, springing from stout stone piers. Toll, d.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865

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Vauxhall Bridge is an iron structure of the Southwark type, of five spans, and presents no very special features. It was built in 1811-1816 from the designs of Mr. J. Walker. NEAREST Railway Stations, Vauxhall (S.W.) and Victoria (Dist. & L. & B. and L.C.& D); Omnibus Routes, Vauxhall-bridge-road and Albert Embankment; Cab Rank, Grosvenor-road.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879