Jubilee Bridge

Jubilee bridge offers great views of Westminster and the London eye on the south side. I took the 360 degree panorama in front of an etched guide to the view. At night it really is the prettiest walk and great for photos.

The two pedestrian walkways were added to both sides of the Hungerford Railway Bridge. Their construction was complicated by the need to keep the railway bridge operating without interruptions.

The design of the bridges is complex. Each of the two decks is supported by inclined outward-leaning pylons. The decks are suspended from fans of slender steel rods called deck stays—there are 180 on each deck, made up of over 4 km (2.5 mi) of cable—and are held in position by other rods called back stays. Because the pylons lean, the back stays are under tension. The deck is secured in place by steel collars fitted around (although not supported by) the pillars of the railway bridge; the collars are themselves attached to the bridge’s foundations by tie-down rods. The entire structure is thus held in place by exploiting the tensions between the pylons and the various stay rods and struts.

I would like to also recommend the bridge as one of the few in London that have a lift, most brdges across the Thames have steep stairs and can be a bit of a nightmare for pucs chairs. The bridge easy to cross for everyone. A must see on the tourist trail.

Jubilee Bridge in London

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