Kew Bridge

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About Kew Bridge

  • Body Of Water Spanned: River Thames
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  • Locale: Kew

Kew Bridge is a bridge in London over the River Thames. The present bridge, which was opened in 1903 by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, was designed by John Wolfe-Barry and Cuthbert A Brereton. The bridge was given Grade II listed structure protection in 1983. Kew Bridge crosses the River Thames between Kew Green in Kew on the south bank and Brentford on the north bank. It is immediately adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens on the Kew side of the river and the former Grand Junction Waterworks Company buildings (now Kew Bridge Steam Museum) on the north. The bridge forms the connection between the South Circular and North Circular roads to the west of London, and is nearly always very congested. Beside the bridge on the downstream Kew bank is Kew Pier, which serves tourist ferries operating under licence from London River Services. Richmond Museum has an engraving by John Barnard, architect of the design for the first Kew Bridge, dedicated to George, Prince of Wales and his mother Augusta and dated 1759. Bernard describes it as the Bridge over the River of Thames from Kew in the County of Surry to the opposite shore in the County of Middlesex. Kew and the area around the

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