Hornsey Lane Bridge

Bridge in/near Upper Holloway, existing until now

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Hornsey Lane (Archway) Bridge, 1900
Credit: London Transport Collection

Not the best idea for a bracing walk when depressed.

Archway's place in cultural history seems assured. Several songs namecheck the area: The Boo Radleys's cult song Blue Room in Archway, Saint Etienne's Archway People and New Model Army's Archway Towers.

The novel The Diary of a Nobody, by Weedon and George Grossmith was set in and around Archway and Holloway. The film version of Zoë Heller's novel Notes on a Scandal was filmed around Archway, as were some scenes in Shaun of the Dead. The bridge itself was the subject of Johnny Burke's 2006 film The Bridge.

Writer Iain Sinclair's epic poem Suicide Bridge takes its title from a local nickname for the Archway Bridge (echoing the title of a John Betjeman poem set at the other end of Archway, Suicide at Junction Road Station).

So what did Archway do to cause all this? Well, it contains a rather unusual bridge - notable whether or not it inspires tales of, or actual, suicides.

After a roundabout, the A1 enters a cutting, and becomes Archway Road. The original road north went up the very steep Highgate Hill to the village of Highgate. By the early 19th century, this was proving unsuitable for increasingly heavy traffic, and a road, crossing the hill through a tunnel at a shallower gradient, was proposed by a mining engineer, Robert Vazie, in 1808; a turnpike trust - the Highgate Archway Company - was set up and work started in 1810. The brick built tunnel collapsed during construction on 13 April 1812, and John Nash constructed a brick bridge, using a series of arches like a canal viaduct, to carry Hornsey Lane over what was now a cutting. When originally constructed, Archway Road went through countryside with few buildings - though by 1828 the Woodman pub at the junction with Muswell Hill Road, and the now demolished Wellington pub at the junction with North Hill provided refreshments to travellers.

Nash's Archway Bridge, a little way north of the current bridge, and the new Archway Road were opened in 1813, though the road surface, being constructed of sand and gravel, proved difficult for heavy traffic. Parliamentary Commissioners took over the road, and John Benjamin Macneill, chief engineer to Thomas Telford, proposed using Roman cement and gravel, an innovative technique that was used for the first time on Archway Road, and is the basis for modern road building. The construction was financed by tolls which were abolished in 1876 - traffic increased substantially thereafter, particularly after the introduction of trams on the road.

Between 1897 and 1900, Nash's bridge was replaced with the present cast-iron Hornsey Lane Bridge, designed by Sir Alexander Binnie, accessible from the Archway Road level by a steep flight of steps.

The modern bridge is constructed of Portland stone, steel and iron. The balustrade is of Portland stone piers to either end, carrying cast iron dolphin lamp standards of the type designed by Lewis Vulliamy for the Thames Embankment in the 1860s, with the initials of the LCC on the south-eastern and north-western lamps, and the date 1897 on the other pair. Smaller central piers, which are now painted, support lamp standards flanked by griffins; the intermediate piers are surmounted by ball and spike finials with a spiked rail between; the cast-iron panels between with wheel motifs and scrolling ornament.

Hornsey Lane Bridge is informally called Suicide Bridge as it is a known suicide spot. It was the venue for the mental illness campaign group Mad Pride's inaugural vigil in 2000. When, at the end of 2010, three men in three weeks committed suicide by jumping from the bridge, a campaign was set up by local residents for better anti-suicide measures to be put in place.

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VIEW THE UPPER HOLLOWAY AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE UPPER HOLLOWAY AREA IN THE 1900s
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Upper Holloway



:’’Upper Holloway is also an area of the Derbyshire village Holloway. See Holloway, Derbyshire.’’ Upper Holloway is a district in the London Borough of Islington, London. The name has fallen out of common use and the area is generally regarded as being a part of Archway. The use of ’Upper Holloway’ is most often used for Upper Holloway railway station (...)


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acland Burghley School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Archway:   Not only the name of a bridge, but a whole area of north London.
Archway Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Ashmount Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Avenue Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brookfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Channing School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
City of London Academy, Highgate Hill:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Crouch End Playing Fields:   
Duncombe Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Hargrave Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Highgate Wood Secondary School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Jacksons Lane:   Jacksons Lane is a theatre, a centre for participation, and a space for new circus theatre companies and artists to create and perform.
Margaret McMillan Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
New River College Medical:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16.
St Aloysius RC College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St John’s Upper Holloway CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tufnell Park:   Tufnell Park - a respectable suburb.
Waterlow Park:   
Whitehall Park School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Yerbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Anatola Road, N19 · Annesley Walk, N19 · Archway Close, N19 · Archway Road, N10 · Archway Road, N19 · Archway Road, N6 · Ashbrook Road, N19 · Ashley Court, N19 · Ashley Road, N19 · Ashmount Road, N19 · Avenue Road, N6 · Balmore Street, N19 · Bavaria Road, N19 · Beaumont Rise, N19 · Belgravia Workshops, N19 · Bellgate Mews, NW5 · Bertram Street, N19 · Beversbrook Road, N19 · Bickerton House, N19 · Bickerton Road, N19 · Boothby Road, N19 · Bramshill Gardens, NW5 · Brecknock Road, N19 · Bredgar Road, N19 · Broadbent Close, N6 · Broughton Gardens, N6 · Bush Industrial Estate, N19 · Buxton Road, N19 · Byworth Walk, N19 · Calverley Grove, N19 · Campdale Road, N19 · Campdale Road, N7 · Cardinals Way, N19 · Carleton Gardens, N19 · Cathcart Hill, N19 · Causton Road, N6 · Chester Road, N19 · Chetwynd Road, NW5 · Cheverton Road, N19 · Cholmeley Crescent, N6 · Cholmeley Park, N6 · Churchill Road, NW5 · Claremont Road, N6 · Colwick Close, N19 · Colwick Close, N6 · Connaught Gardens, N10 · Corinne Road, N19 · Cornwallis Road, N19 · Cornwallis Square, N19 · Courtauld Road, N19 · Cressida Road, N19 · Criterion Mews, N19 · Cromartie Road, N19 · Cromwell Avenue, N6 · Cromwell Place, N6 · Crouch Hall Court, N19 · Dartmouth Park Avenue, NW5 · Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 · Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 · Dartmouth Park Road, NW5 · Davenant Road, N19 · Despard Road, N19 · Doynton Street, N19 · Dresden Road, N19 · Duke’s Head Yard, N6 · Duncombe Road, N19 · Elm Court, N6 · Elthorne Road, N19 · Fairbridge Road, N19 · Fairmead Road, N19 · Fitzwarren Gardens, N19 · Flowers Mews, N19 · Fortnam Road, N19 · Foxham Road, N19 · Francis Terrace, N19 · Gatcombe Road, N19 · Gatcombe Road, N7 · Giesbach Road, N19 · Girdlestone Walk, N19 · Gladsmuir Road, N19 · Goddard Place, N19 · Grenville Road, N19 · Gresham Place, N19 · Gresley Road, N19 · Grovedale Road, N19 · Hampden Road, N19 · Hannay Lane, N19 · Hannay Lane, N6 · Hannay Lane, N8 · Harberton Road, N19 · Hargrave Park, N19 · Hargrave Road, N19 · Hatchard Road, N19 · Hazellville Road, N19 · Heathville Road, N19 · Henfield Close, N19 · Highcroft Road, N19 · Highgate Avenue, N6 · Highgate High Street, N6 · Highgate Hill, N19 · Highgate Hill, N6 · Highgate Wing, N19 · Highwood Road, N19 · Hill House, N19 · Hillrise Road, N19 · Hillside Gardens, N6 · Holland Walk, N19 · Holloway Road, N19 · Holmesdale Road, N6 · Hornsey Gate, N4 · Hornsey Lane Estate, N19 · Hornsey Lane Gardens, N6 · Hornsey Lane, N19 · Hornsey Lane, N6 · Hornsey Rise Gardens, N19 · Hornsey Rise Health Centre, N19 · Hornsey Rise, N19 · Hornsey Road, N19 · Huddleston Road, N7 · Hugo Road, N19 · Hurst Avenue, N6 · Hurst Avenue, N8 · Jackson’s Lane, N6 · Jessie Blythe Lane, N19 · Junction Road, N19 · Jutland Close, N19 · Kingsdown Road, N19 · Kingsley Place, N6 · Kingswear Road, NW5 · Kiver Road, N19 · Lady Margaret Road, N19 · Lambton Road, N19 · Landseer Road, N19 · Langdon Park Road, N6 · Laurier Road, NW5 · Lidyard Road, N19 · Lysander Grove, N19 · Lysander Mews, N19 · Macdonald Road, N19 · Magdala Avenue, N19 · Marlborough Road, N19 · Marlborough Yard, N19 · Maybury Mews, N6 · Mayweather Court, N19 · Mercers Road, N19 · Merryweather Court, N19 · Milton Avenue, N6 · Milton Park, N6 · Milton Road, N6 · Miranda Road, N19 · Mitford Road, N19 · Monnery Road, N19 · Montenotte Road, N10 · Montenotte Road, N8 · Mowatt Close, N19 · Mulkern Road N, N19 · Mulkern Road, N19 · Muswell Hill Road, N6 · Netherleigh Close, N6 · New Orleans Walk, N19 · Nicholay Road, N19 · Northwood Road, N6 · Nugent Road, N19 · Old Forge Road, N19 · Oldfield Mews, N6 · Onslow Gardens, N10 · Orchard Road, N6 · Ormond Road, N19 · Ospringe Road, N19 · Parkgate Mews, N6 · Parkland Walk, N10 · Parkland Walk, N19 · Parkland Walk, N4 · Parkland Walk, N5 · Parkland Walk, N6 · Parkland Walk, N7 · Parkland Walk, N8 · Parklands, N6 · Parolles Road, N19 · Partington Close, N19 · Pauntley Street, N19 · Pemberton Gardens, N19 · Pemberton Terrace, N19 · Pilgrims Way, N19 · Pleshey Road, N19 · Pomoja Lane, N19 · Porter Square, N19 · Poynings Road, N19 · Priory Gardens, N6 · Prospero Road, N19 · Queenswood Road, N10 · Queenswood Road, N6 · Raydon Street, N19 · Regency Lawn, NW5 · Ridgeway Gardens, N6 · Rupert Road, N19 · Saint John’s Villas, N19 · Salisbury Walk, N19 · Sanders Way, N19 · Scholefield Road, N19 · Shaftesbury Road, N19 · Shepherds Close, N6 · Shepherds Hill, N10 · Shepherds Hill, N6 · Showing every photo/image so far featured, N19 · Somerset Gardens, N6 · South Close, N6 · Southwood Avenue, N6 · Southwood Hall, N6 · Southwood Lawn Road, N6 · Sparsholt Road, N19 · Spears Road, N19 · Spencer Rise, NW5 · St Johns Grove, N19 · St Johns Villas, N19 · St Johns Way, N19 · St Marys Church Hall, NW5 · St Marys Wing, N19 · Stanhope Gardens, N6 · Stanhope Road, N6 · Stanley Terrace, N19 · Station Road, N19 · Stoneleigh Terrace, N19 · Stoneleigh Terrace, N6 · Summersby Road, N10 · Summersby Road, N6 · Sunnyside Road, N19 · Sussex Way, N19 · Sussex Way, N7 · Tavistock Terrace, N19 · Teresa Walk, N10 · The Bank, N6 · Thornbury Square, N6 · Tile Kiln Lane, N6 · Townsend Yard, N6 · Tremlett Grove, N19 · Trinder Gardens, N19 · Trinder Road, N19 · Tudor Close, N6 · Tufnell Park Road, N19 · Twisden Road, NW5 · Tytherton Road, N19 · Tytherton Road, N7 · Vorley Road, N19 · Ward Road, N19 · Warltersville Road, N19 · Warrender Road, N19 · Waterlow Road, N19 · Wedmore Gardens, N19 · Wedmore Mews, N19 · Wedmore Street, N19 · Wembury Mews, N6 · Westacott Close, N19 · Whewell Road, N19 · Whitehall Park, N19 · Winchester Place, N6 · Windermere Road, N19 · Winscombe Street, NW5 · Witley Road, N19 · Wood Vale, N10 · Wychwood End, N6 · Wyndham Crescent, N19 · Yerbury Road, N19 · York Rise, NW5 · Zoffany Street, N19 ·
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