A London landmark is undergoing a rigorous architectural assessment to safeguard its future. A evaluation of Albert Bridge is being carried out by Kensington and Chelsea Council to ensure the bridge can deal with the weight and volume of today’s traffic.
The study intends to analyse the engineering issues faced in rebuilding the bridge and preserving its future.
In response to the necessity to secure the bridge, weight and other restrictions have been imposed.
Cllr Daniel Moylan, deputy leader, said:
“Albert Bridge has no better friend than the Council which has looked after it tenderly for decades.
“The bridge was intended for the horse and carriage but years of use by cars and lorries have taken their toll.
“We have erected low-level barriers on the bridge to prevent it from additional damage – this does harm the aesthetics of the bridge, but it is a necessary evil.
“Transport for London has provided funding for us to develop detailed designs for strengthening the bridge and we hope this means they will go on and fund the restoration.”