A Thames Footbridge. Photograph by Gertrude Jekyll from Old English Household Life, p. 194. According to Jekyll,

The many footbridges about the Thames, where a small tributary comes in or where an outfall flows out, are of no particular importance as to structure. The illustration above shows the weakness of the handrail's support; the small beams that bear the footboards should have been carried out so as to allow of an outer brace to the posts. [192]

Scanned image and caption by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

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Jekyll, Gertrude Old English Household Life: Some Account of Cottage Objects and Country Folk. London: B. T. Batsford, 1925.

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