Albert Bridge, London About the Bridge Named in memory of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria, the attractive Albert Bridge was built between 1870 and 1872. Designed by Rowland Mason Ordish, it was an excellent example of a rigid suspension bridge. It measures 710 feet long, 41 feet wide, (216 by 12.5 m) and has a center span of 400 feet (122 meter). Albert Bridge was renovated and strengthened just a dozen years after its completion and was made to more closely resemble a cable-stayed bridge, which consists of one or more columns/towers with cable stays supporting the bridge deck. Sir Joseph Bazelgette designed the alterations to the structure. After World War II, the bridge was slated for replacement but a group of adamant Londoners rallied to save it. Instead of replacing Albert Bridge, central supports were later added to support the increased amount of traffic that made its way across the bridge. Weight restrictions, however, remain in place for the old bridge.The bridge is elegantly lit after sundown and is a photographic must for avid picture-takers.turkeyarena.com A Funny Sign If you have a keen eye, you’ll notice an interesting sign posted at Albert Bridge. It says: “All Troops Must Break Step When Marching Over this Bridge.” According to engineering experts, the sign was the result of the fear that “mechanical resonance” created by the marching soldiers or a similar phenomenon might damage the bridge.