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Albert Bridge is London's prettiest bridge. It spans the River Thames from Chelsea to Battersea in London and was named in memory of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Consort (husband) to Queen Victoria.
A 1864 Act of Parliament authorised the construction of a bridge but there were long delays before it was opened to traffic in 1873.
Looking back upstream
At each end of the bridge is a notice instructing the soldiers of nearby Chelsea Barracks to break step when marching over the bridge. It is thought that the vibrations caused by marching in step would damage the delicate structure.
Albert Bridge is the only Central London bridge never to have been replaced.
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