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Offline Longpockets

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Re: Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2014, 21:03:03 »

Ian Willoughby Bazalgette, VC, DFC (19 October 1918 4 August 1944) was another of Sir Joseph's great grandsons.


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Re: Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2014, 20:49:41 »
I think it's his great grandson that inflicted Ch4's Big Brother on us but to redeem himself a little he did a documentary on his illustrious forebear and The Great Stink, can probably be found on line somewhere.

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 20:42:01 »
The commemorative bust of the man himself. Located on the Victoria Embankment (northern embankment) of the River Thames just west of Charing Cross railway and foot bridges. Placed there as he was the engineer responsible for the sewers built within the embankment along side the Circle & District line underground railway. This was part of the scheme to stop the discharge of sewerage into the Thames "The Big Stink"




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Re: Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 11:07:12 »
A few photos of the bridge


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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 18:21:18 »

Please see here - http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/The_Engineer_1877/09/07 pages 5 & 6 of the pdf at the top of the web page in the link.


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Re: Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 21:48:44 »
Bazalgette's name is inscribed on the dedication panel on the bridge.

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Re: Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 21:37:04 »
Google says there's a page on Maidstone Bridge and Bazalgette (note the spelling) at what I presume is the Rochester Bridge Trust website:
www.rbt.org.uk/crossings/maidstone.htm
but as I write this, that site won't open.

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Re: Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 13:42:42 »
P.S. Should that not be down river to Burham?


Possibly S4, I've never been very good with directions ha ha :)

I didn't know Joseph Bazalgette designed the bridge before either. I only found out when I was doing a bit of research.

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Re: Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 13:29:02 »
Wow one of my Engineering Hero's! I had no idea he built this bridge. Thank you Merc.

S4.

P.S. Should that not be down river to Burham?
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Maidstone Bridge
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 12:42:16 »
When the Medieval bridge at Maidstone was demolished the stone was removed in lighters, up the river to Burham, where it was used in the construction of cottages. The new bridge at the Broadway was designed by the Victorian engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, and opened in August 1879. The bridge was widened between 1926 and 1936.

 

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