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Design for Lambeth Bridge, London: perspective of the first design

RIBA Ref No RIBA94823
Architect/DesignerBlomfield, Sir Reginald (1856-1942)
Forrest, George Topham (1872-1945)
Humphreys, Sir George William (1863-1945)
Artist/PhotographerHolt, Gordon Herbert George (1892-)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1932
Image Date1924
Library ReferenceDR19/8
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectBridges ; Rivers ; Boats
NOTES: The bridge was designed with the aid of Sir George Humphreys and Topham Forrest, architect to the London County Council. Humphreys dealt with the constructional engineering but Blomfield was called in to deal with the elevations. He first designed a granite-faced bridge but on the advice of Humphreys the elevations were redesigned in steel, with the piers being the only features left in granite. Opened in 1932 and considered by Blomfield to be one of the works he wished to be remembered for. This drawing is possibly the one exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1925 (no. 1115).

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