General Plan by Mess.rs Telford & Douglass For the Furth Improvement of the Port of London, shewing the Situation of the new Bridge in a line between the front of the Royal Exchange...To which is added, plans proposing a Deposite and Public Market for Coals on the Surry side of the River...
[London, n.d., 1800.]
Coloured engraving on two sheets conjoined, totsl 640 x 1180mm, 23¼ x 46½". Trimmed to neatline, some chipping, small tears.
In 1799 a competition for designs to replace the 600-year-old London Bridge was held, for which the Scottish engineer Thomas Telford (1757-1834) submitted a plan for a cast-iron bridge with a single arch spanning 600 feet (180 m). This plan shows the positioning of the bridge and the associated developments proposed, including: a new "Exchange Street" running straight from the bridge to the Royal Exchange; embankments on either side of the River; and coal depôts on Bankside.
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