Canon Street Railway Bridge

1863:  Construction started
1866: 855 feet long. Five utilitarian spans of wrought-iron plate girders supported by cast-iron columns carry ten rail tracks across the river to the once magnificent Victorian train shed of Cannon Street Station.
The bridge comprised five sets of tracks and two footpaths with cast iron parapets, the downstream path being reserved for railway employees and the upstream path was for the public.
Engineer: John Hawkshaw. Contractor: South Eastern Railway

1866: Cannon Street Terminus -

Cannon Street Terminus 1866
Cannon Street Terminus, 1866

1866: Opening of Cannon Street Terminus -

Cannon Street Terminus 1866
The City Terminus of the South Eastern Railway - Cannon Street, 1866

1875: Cannon Street Railway Bridge seen under London Bridge, Henry Taunt -

Cannon Street Railway Bridge seen under London Bridge, Henry Taunt, 1875
Cannon Street Railway Bridge seen under London Bridge, Henry Taunt, 1875
© Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive; HT01544

1886-1893: The bridge was strengthened and rebuilt considerably.

1979-1982:  Bridge extensively renovated.

1989: Marchioness disaster

Cannon Street Railway Bridge © 2001, Doug Myers
Cannon Street Railway Bridge © 2001, Doug Myers