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Encyclopedia > Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge from the south bank.
Chelsea Bridge looking downstream from the north bank. Grosvenor Bridge in background. (January 2006)
Chelsea Bridge looking downstream from the north bank. Grosvenor Bridge in background. (January 2006)

Chelsea Bridge is a self-anchored suspension bridge for road and foot traffic running north-south over the River Thames in London, between Grosvenor Bridge and the Albert Bridge. The current bridge was designed by G. Topham Forest and opened on 6 May 1937, replacing an earlier suspension bridge on the same site. Image File history File links Chelsea_Bridge,_River_Thames,_London,_England. ... Image File history File links Chelsea_Bridge,_River_Thames,_London,_England. ... Image File history File links Chelsea_bridge_1. ... Image File history File links Chelsea_bridge_1. ... A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been made since ancient times. ... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... This article is about the British city. ... Grosvenor Bridge with Battersea Power Station in the background Grosvenor Bridge, often alternatively called Victoria Railway Bridge, is a railway bridge over the River Thames in London, between Vauxhall Bridge and Chelsea Bridge. ... Albert Bridge - note the central supports at the mid-point of the span, installed in the 1970s to ease the suspension load. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The original bridge was a suspension bridge of some 700ft. with a main span of 350ft., designed by Thomas Page, constructed from 1851 and opened on 28 March 1858. The bridge was conceived of at the same time as and as a compliment to Battersea Park, and authorised by an 1846 Act of Parliament. It was a toll bridge until 1879. 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Battersea Park peace pagoda The bandstand in Battersea Park The cover of Petula Clarks 2001 box set, Meet me in Battersea Park Battersea Park is a 200 acre (0. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


On the north bank is Pimlico to the east and Chelsea to the north and west; the Royal Chelsea Hospital lies immediately to the north west. On the south bank is Nine Elms to the east and Battersea to the west. Battersea Power Station is immediately to the south east of the bridge, and Battersea Park to the south west. A street in Pimlico which characteristically mixes grand Victorian town-houses with 1970s council housing. ... Statue of Thomas More on Cheyne Walk. ... Figure Court of Royal Hospital Chelsea The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement home and nursing home for British soldiers who are unfit for further duty due to injury or old age, located in the Chelsea region of central London. ... Nine Elms is a district of London, situated in the far north-eastern corner of the London Borough of Wandsworth between Battersea and Vauxhall. ... Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Battersea Power Station viewed from the north bank of the River Thames at Pimlico. ... Battersea Park peace pagoda The bandstand in Battersea Park The cover of Petula Clarks 2001 box set, Meet me in Battersea Park Battersea Park is a 200 acre (0. ...


Chelsea Bridge, and the famous tea stall now retired to the London Transport Museum, became a notorious spot in the 1960s as a hang out for the young tearaway motorcyclists called Rockers drawn to the attractions the unlimited supply of young women coming out of the Battersea Park Fun Fair. The Fun Fair has long gone but the bridge remains an attraction for both motorcyclists and custom car fans who come to regular cruises and to show off. It is also the namesake of the song "Chelsea Bridge" by Billy Strayhorn. Londons Transport Museum, formerly known as the London Transport Museum, is a museum which seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Billy Strayhorn, photographed by Carl Van Vechten on 14. ...


See also

This is a list of crossings of the River Thames, downstream first, including bridges, tunnels and ferries. ...

External links

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References

  • Loobet, Patrick — Battersea Past, 2002, p48. Historical Publications Ltd. ISBN 0948667761
Next crossing upstream River Thames Next crossing downstream
Albert Bridge Chelsea Bridge
Grid reference: TQ285778
Grosvenor Bridge
Bridges of Central London, west to east
Chelsea Bridge | Grosvenor Bridge | Vauxhall Bridge | Lambeth Bridge | Westminster Bridge | Hungerford Bridge | Waterloo Bridge | Blackfriars Bridge | Blackfriars Railway Bridge | Millennium Bridge | Southwark Bridge | Cannon Street Railway Bridge | London Bridge | Tower Bridge
See also: Crossings of the River Thames | Bridges of the United Kingdom

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Chelsea Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (317 words)
Chelsea Bridge is a self-anchored suspension bridge for road and foot traffic running north-south over the River Thames in London, between Grosvenor Bridge and the Albert Bridge.
On the north bank is Pimlico to the east and Chelsea to the north and west; the Royal Chelsea Hospital lies immediately to the north west.
Chelsea Bridge, and the famous tea stall now retired to the London Transport Museum, became a notorious spot in the 1960s as a hang out for the young tearaway motorcyclists called Rockers drawn to the attractions the unlimited supply of young women coming out of the Battersea Park Fun Fair.
Chelsea F.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4122 words)
Chelsea Football Club (also known as the Blues, previously known as the Pensioners, a reference to the Chelsea pensioners), founded in 1905, is an English Premier League football team that plays at the Stamford Bridge football ground in south-west London.
Chelsea were unable to build on their title success, however, and there followed a succession of uninspiring mid-table finishes, the one major bright spot in this period being the emergence of the ultra-prolific goalscorer Jimmy Greaves.
Chelsea, along with Arsenal, were the first club to play with shirt numbers on 25 August 1928 in their match against Swansea Town.
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