Victoria Railway Bridge under construction

#Picture Number TR157

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Victorian illustration to download showing Victoria Railway Bridge, London, being built in 1860. Labourers work on the masonry piers and the iron superstructure, which is supported by timber scaffolding. This was the first railway bridge over the Thames, and was built by the Victoria Station & Pimlico Railway to carry two tracks into Victoria Station. The engineer was Sir John Fowler (1817-98), the eminent railway engineer, who was also the engineer for the world’s first underground railway (the Metropolitan Railway, London) and the Forth Railway Bridge. Victoria Railway Bridge was widened in 1865 and 1907, and rebuilt and widened in the 1960s. Now known as Grosvenor Bridge, it carries 10 tracks.