Westminster Bridge Road

Westminster Bridge Road

Westminster Bridge Road

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Westminster Bridge Road is a short, but busy, road in London, England. It runs on an east-west axis and passes through the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

Between 1740–46, the Commissioners of Westminster Bridge bought land from the Archbishop of Canterbury and ground in Lambeth Marsh from the Lord Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London for the approach to the bridge on the southern Surrey side.. In Sir Howard Roberts and Walter H. Godfrey (editors), Survey of London: volume 23: Lambeth: South Bank and Vauxhall (1951), pp. 69–74. This was the start of Westminster Bridge Road.

The route

From the western end, the road starts as the A23 at the eastern tip of the County Hall roundabout, where the A302 Westminster Bridge, York Road and the A3036 Lambeth Palace Road all intersect.

It then passes under the railway lines just west of Waterloo station and crosses Lower Marsh before reaching the junction at Lambeth North tube station, which used to be known as Westminster Bridge Road between July 1906 and April 1917. At this junction, Baylis Road and Hercules Road meet and the A23 bears right (southward) as Kennington Road.

The road then continues as the......
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