Oddly reassuring, Hammersmith Bridge still painted same old fashioned green.  William Morris must have looked out from Upper Mall to Balzagette’s handsome new Thames Crossing. Mid-Victorian Thames an open sewer: thousands died of cholera 1848/49. In response to “The Great Stink”, Bazalgette designed that spectacularly beautiful, elaborately ornamental palace of poo, Crossness (1865)