Albert Bridge, London taken during the refurbishment works in 2011 from the air
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aerial photograph of the Albert Bridge, London taken during the refurbishment works in 2011. The Grade II listed Albert Bridge was built in 1873 and designed by Rowland Mason Ordish. The bridge was strengthened and improved 1884 to 1887 by Sir Joseph Bazalgette. The bridge is rather fragile and the "temporary" concrete centre pier added in 1978 remains in place. The refurbishments took nearly 2 years from 2010 to 2011 and cost £7.2 million. The repairs included significant strengthening work to prolong the life of the structure well into the future.