Victoria railway bridge antique print 1860. Original antique print from The Illustrated London News dated 5 May 1860 published with the caption: “The Victoria Railway Bridge in course of construction over the Thames at Pimlico”. A paddle-steamer is passing through one of the arches as men work on the bridge and two men in a rowing boat work with a timber plank. A sailing barge is to the left of the woodblock engraving.
Victoria Railway Bridge, is a railway bridge over the River Thames in London, between Vauxhall Bridge and Chelsea Bridge. Originally constructed in 1860, and widened in 1865 and 1907, the bridge was extensively rebuilt and widened again in the 1960s as an array of ten parallel bridges. It is now known as the Grosvenor Bridge.
The bridge was constructed in two stages: the first bridge was built by the Victoria Station and Pimlico Railway between 1859 and 1860 at a cost of £84,000 to carry two tracks into Victoria Station; it was the first railway bridge across the Thames in central London. The engineer was Sir John Fowler.
The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world’s first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003. The company continues today as Illustrated London News Ltd, a publishing, content and digital agency in London, which holds the publication and business archives of the magazine.