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A railway was built to the north end of the present bridge in 1880.  Passengers alighting at the station there could make their way along a footway to a new low-water pier, where there were connections to pleasure steamers.

In 1886 an Act of Parliament authorised the London & South Western Railway (L&SWR) to start building a railway line connecting Putney Bridge Station with Wimbledon. 

Designed by W H Thomas and William Jacomb , the wrought-iron bridge is an eight-span girder structure.  It was never given a name but soon became known as the ‘Iron Bridge’ by the locals.

The first trains to cross the Thames on the Wimbledon and Putney branch ran on 3 June 1889. 

A footway on the downstream side, with an ornamental cast-iron parapet, was opened the following month. 

The bridge now forms part of the District Line service from Wimbledon via Earl’s Court to Edgeware Road and Upminster.    

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  • Nearest Railway Station:Putney
  • Nearest Underground Station:Putney Bridge

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