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Twelvetrees Crescent Bridge

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in London, E3

Built in 1872 for the Imperial Gas Light and Coke Co for access to their Gas Works.

Engineer: Peter William Barlow.

Two arches span the River Lea and Bow Creek, which run alongside each other here. Seven wrought-iron ribs. Wrought iron plates are riveted to the flanks of the bridge, giving it a fairly modern appearance from a distance. However cast iron balustrades and gas lamp standards indicate its Victorian heritage, welcome old artefacts surviving amidst modern blandness.

For more information, photos and map, see Historic England listing.

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