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They only (!) bought and shifted the facings of the bridge. The structure was broken up and dumped. Bits of it were used as a breakwater in front of the seawall where I live.
In the '70s when the seawall was raised considerably in preparation for the Thames Barrier, the breakwater was no longer needed and was grubbed up. One of my gun club friends was a foreman on the wall project and knew my wife was agitating for a rockery.
One afternoon, whilst I was home, ever so slightly pissed, he phoned and said that the time was right to load up with suitable (pissed, remember) sized lumps of green granite (not ideal as a rockery, but free). I arrived at the site with my new Mk3 Capri and we loaded it up. I did a couple of trips, luckily only 1/2 mile, with It resembling a speedboat with the back end so heavily loaded and almost impossible to steer.
A small piece, one of the few currently visible, due to me being a lazy git who hates gardening and having 'carer' duties at the mo.