New Westminster Bridge

#Picture Number BT32

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the new Westminster Bridge, designed by Thomas Paget; work began in 1855 and was completed in 1862. In the background the Houses of Parliament are under construction – the work lasted from 1840 to 1870. Heavily laden Thames barges approach a wharf.