On this day: The Vauxhall Bridge Opened
Monday, 26th May 2014 by Ian Brown
On May 26, 1906, the new Vauxhall Bridge across the Thames in London opened. This was five years later than planned, as the process had to be delayed after somebody came to the (kind-of-important) realisation that the river bed couldn’t actually support the weight of the originally planned concrete bridge. Steel was substituted, and the initial plain design was augmented with eight gigantic bronze statues… which can mainly only be seen from the river.