The Extra Bridge....
Posted on: 7 March 2017 at 09:27:35
In his recent newsletter Councillor Tony Belton writes: "My fellow councillor, Simon Hogg, came across this fascinating picture (above) of a bridge built during the war and linking Battersea Park to the end of Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea. It was apparently built as a back up to Chelsea and Albert Bridges in case either of them were put out of action by German bombing raids. Simon says that in 1948 it was taken down and shipped to Uganda, then of course, part of the British Empire. The questions that arise include: Do you remember this bridge? Did you ever cross it? Do you know where in Uganda it ended up? Do you know anything about it? Were there other back-up bridges elsewhere in London?"