The Albert and Battersea Bridges Freed from Tolls,
Most of the bridges over the river Thames had been built by private enterprise and as such a toll was charged for crossing. This was considered increasingly onerous for the Londons workers.
The Times calculated in 1879 that this could amount to 24 shillings per annum.
Through an act of Parliament, the rights to these two bridges was purchased for £170,000 and the bridges were declared toll free.
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