The Illuminated River Project

The Illuminated River Project is an extensive art project incorporating fifteen of London’s iconic bridges. Leo Villareal have designed elegant lighting to adorn each bridge & bring overlooked features to life such as the Vauxhall Bridge’s bronze statues & Westminster Bridge’s intricate design. The first four bridges (London Bridge, Cannon Street Railway Bridge, Southwark Bridge & the Millennium Bridge) were officially lit earlier this year & the following eleven are due to be lit over the next few years.

The Bridges

London Bridge

There has been a bridge across the River Thames on the site of London Bridge since Roman Britain. The current bridge is the fifth bridge to stand on this site and was opened by the Queen in 1973.

Cannon Street Railway Bridge

The Cannon Street Railway Bridge was designed by Sir John Hawkshaw for the South Eastern Railway. The bridge was completed 1866 at a cost of £193,000.

Southwark Bridge

Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge links Bankside on the South Shore to the City of London on the North. The bridge opened in June 2000 & gained its nickname the “Wobbly Bridge” after an unexpected swaying motion caused it to close. After almost two years of modification the bridge re-opened.

Blackfriars Road Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

Charing Cross Railway Bridge & Golden Jubilee Walkways

Westminster Bridge

Lambeth Bridge