Hungerford Bridge

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Hungerford Bridge
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Nearest Station:Charing Cross
Embankment

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About: The Hungerford Bridge was designed by the celebrated Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1841. The footbridge was built to link the Thames' south bank with Hungerford Market on the north bank.
The suspension bridge is almost fifteen hundred feet long and is supported by cast iron chains. The bridge was opened in 1845 and was a great source of cash, with the piers being leased out to steamboat companies that frequented the Thames.
After the completion of Waterloo station three years later the footbridge carried a considerable number of pedestrians and became a vital commodity for the capital.
After more than ten years the bridge was bought by the South Eastern Railway so that a railway bridge could be constructed for the new Charing Cross Station. Sir John Hawkshaw was the resident engineer for SER at the time and had worked on Brunel's suspension bridge in Bristol. He used many of Brunel's principles to build London's only combined pedestrian and Rail Bridge.
In 2000 a huge project was undertaken to create two new footbridges at the site. Brunel's original pier was restored and two new footbridges now join the pier to connect London to the Southbank. Dubbed the 'Embankment', visitors can see the huge building built on stilts above Charing Cross Station. The offices were built on enormous columns so as not to interrupt the train service through Charing Cross.


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The article ends with these two sentences:

"Dubbed the 'Embankment', visitors can see the huge building built on stilts above Charing Cross Station. The offices were built on enormous columns so as not to interrupt the train service through Charing Cross."

Sentence 1. This is ungrammatical. Vistors are not 'dubbed the "Embankment"'. I suggest the sentence be modified to read 'Crossing the bridges, or from the Victoria Embankment, visitors can see the huge building on stilts above Charing Cross Station.'

Sentence 2. The train service does not run 'through Charing Cross' it runs into Charing Cross. Suggest the sentence be modified to read 'The offices stand on enormous columns so as not to interupt the train service into Charing Cross.'


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