Design for a Stone Bridge by James Basire



Title

Design for a Stone Bridge

Artist

James Basire

Ref GM1745
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 10" (50 x 25 cm)
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Description  
‘Design for a Stone Bridge’ depicts a design proposal for a Southwark Bridge across the River Thames, in London, England. The bridge design was by R Dodd from 1803, the design consisted of five arches, embankments and fireproof warehouses built on iron pillars so that carts could go underneath the buildings. This design was not chosen and a John Rennie design was used instead. This Bridge was opened in 1819 and consisted of three large cast-iron spans supported by granite piers. It was known as the "Iron Bridge" in comparison to London Bridge, the "Stone Bridge". The bridge was notable for having the longest cast iron span, 240 feet (73 m), ever made.