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Syon Park Ornamental Bridge

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Syon Park, Isleworth, Middx.

An early wrought iron footbridge over a pond.

Historic England listing here. This states that the bridge was possibly designed by Charles Fowler c.1827-30. However, this seems too late, and some other sources date the design to 1790, by Samuel Wyatt. In 1789 John Busch, a German landscape architect had moved to Syon Park from Russia, where he had designed a number of iron bridges for Catherine the Great at Tsarskoe Selo near St Petersburg, and he may have influence Wyatt in the design of three wrought iron bridges on the park. One remains, having three spans, two of 25ft 6ins and one of 30ft 9ins.[1] [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Iron Bridge' by Neil Cossons & Barrie Trinder, Phillimore & Co, 2002
  2. 'Civil Engineering Heritage: London and the Thames Valley', edited by Denis Smith, Thomas Telford/ICE, 2001