Nash's original Archway Tunnel

Details of Highgate Archway


Longitudinal Section

By 1890 the 18 foot width of the roadway had become far too narrow for the traffic. Path-ways for pedestrians were opened up through the side arches, leaving the centre one solely for traffic, but this was still too narrow. Eventually the present bridge was built a few yards to the north to a design by Sir Alexander Binniee of the London County Council staff. Dated 1897, to celebrate Queen Victoria 's Jubilee, it was not in fact completed until 1900.

 

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