"Chelsea Embankment" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by Ash59

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  Albert Bridge at night
by Ash59

Chelsea Embankment is often missed by the tourist. It is over shadowed by people wanting to see the likes of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, just because they are always so well advertised in the news.

However, if you get a few free minutes and want to get away from the maddening crowd, you could do worse than taking a few minutes to look around this area.

The road that runs along it is quite busy but if you walk to Chelsea Bridge, there is a recessed walkway that runs along the river which is quite secluded.

Albert Bridge was designed in 1873.The girders upon which the the bridge was hung was not strong enough to withstand the heavy goods vehicles of this age and had to be shored up in the middle with two stone pillars. The bridge still bounces under traffic, and notices at either end advise soldiers to break step when marching over.

At night, this is one of Londons prettiest bridges. All of the support towers and suspension wires are aglow with lights, as the picture shows.

othercontact: London SW3

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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