Hungerford Bridge, London

Hungerford Bridge, London

Hungerford Bridge is a railway bridge that spans the Thames River, situated between the Waterloo and Westminster bridges. The bridge comprises two distinct sections. The older central part, known as "Charing Cross Bridge", consists of steel beams housing railway tracks. Flanking this central portion are newer footbridges, each measuring 4 meters in width, referred to as the Golden Jubilee Bridges, which were added in 2002. Access to these footbridges is available via staircases and elevators.

The original bridge was constructed in 1845, initially intended solely for pedestrian use. Fourteen years later, it underwent reconstruction to accommodate railway needs. Subsequently, in the 1990s, the pedestrian walkways, then named Hungerford Footbridges, underwent modernization. In 2003, the Golden Jubilee Bridges received the Royal Fine Art Commission Award, followed by the Institution of Structural Engineers Award in the following year.

Hungerford Bridge offers spectacular vistas, particularly when heading towards the South Bank. Along the way, you'll encounter artists and entertainers, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy sweeping views of the Thames adorned with prominent landmarks, including the London Eye. On a sunny day, it's a delight to stand here, but its allure remains equally captivating after dark. Walking beneath the suspension cables at night provides an unparalleled experience, making it an ideal spot for capturing panoramic photos of the Thames.

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Sight Name: Hungerford Bridge
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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