A Bridge Too Far...

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Re: A Bridge Too Far...

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Underneath the arches
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Interesting colours Neil :)
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I've often driven under the Holborn Bridge in London but never walked across it till today. I was quite shocked at the attention to detail.
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Rather fine 'things' on that bridge :) I think a little history lesson might be in order :)

"Holborn Viaduct was built between 1863 and 1869, as a part of the Holborn Valley Improvements, which included a public works scheme which, at a cost of over £2.5 million (over £246 million in 2021)"

"Pedestrian access between the two street levels was effected via four pavilions, at each side and either end, containing staircases for access from the viaduct to Farringdon Street below; with their parapets adorned with figurative statues to represent commerce and agriculture on the south side, both by sculptor Henry Bursill, with science and fine art on the north side, by the sculpture firm Farmer & Brindley; there are also statues of lord mayors William Walworth and Henry Fitz-Ailwin."

"In 1882, 57 Holborn Viaduct, on the north-eastern side, became home to the world's first coal-fired power station, the Edison Electric Light Station, operational from 1882 to 1886. The building in which it was housed was destroyed by bombing during the Blitz, and the large building called 60 Holborn Viaduct has since subsumed the site."
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Just up the way by Holborn undergound station is access to the old Kingsway tram tunnel :-D
Kingsway tram tunnel entrance - own work
Kingsway tram tunnel entrance - own work
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Twin tram tunnels - own work
Twin tram tunnels - own work
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Re: A Bridge Too Far...

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I'll take a closer look at the parapets tomorrow now that you've pointed it out. It's surprising there's that much history in one small area.
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