Southwark Bridge. 1915-1921. Mansion House to Southwark. This post-Victorian bridge was designed by Sir Ernest George (1839-1922) with Sir Basil Mott (1859-1938) as the engineer. It has particular interest, because most of George's work was domestic architecture, and also because of Sir Basil Mott's status as "one of the most notable English civil engineers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries" ("Basil Mott").

This view, taken from the Thames Clipper, shows the north bank with Vintners' Hall to the left and the two tall riverside towers of Cannon Street Station to the right.

Top photograph and formatting by George P. Landow, bottom photograph and captions by Jacqueline Banerjee [You may use these images 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 in a web document or to the Victorian Web in a print document. Click on both images to enlarge them.]


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Last modified 7 October 2014