The second Kew Bridge, in 1892, by C.W. Fothergill  Kew Bridge Steam Museum

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Places in History

Kew Bridge

1759 - The first (wooden) toll bridge at Kew, built by Robert Tunstall, is inaugurated by the Prince of Wales. At this time it is the only bridge between Fulham and Kingston

1789 - Robert Tunstall builds a replacement stone bridge at Kew, designed by James Paine. It is opened by King George III driving over ‘with a great concourse of carriages’

1819 - Kew bridge is sold to George Robinson for £22,000

1873 - The Joint Committee of the Corporation of London and the Metropolitan Board of Works buys Kew bridge for £53,000 and on 8th February tolls are abolished

1903 - The present granite Kew bridge, designed by Sir John Wolfe Barry and wider and flatter than its predecessor, is completed. The Ceremonial Opening is performed by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.


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Sources   for this page Bolton 2, 27-35

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