The bridge I was heading for was the Albert bridge and is currently under a fairly extensive renovation. For now it is closed to traffic and is largely a hoardings tunnel for the pedestrian but from the bits that you can see of the bridge it's going to be a rather attractive iron Victorian suspension bridge when it reappears from the building site in a couple of years time.
It was round about now that my excursion started to go a little astray. for as I was leaving Battersea park I could clearly see that I was nearly at the power station only a small jaunt along the side of the Thames and under the railway bridge and there it would be and I would head off for my train with well over an hour to spare. But it wasn't as simple as that as a building site for very posh flats blocked my way so I headed deeper into Battersea in an attempt to cross over. I passed the headquarters of the QVC Shopping channel (there obviously money to be made flogging things on the box) and came to a signpost for Wimbledon before I eventually found my way under the railway. I quite fancy a look at Wimbledon but I starting to run out of time and I'm sure the Wombles move out during the tennis anyway. By now I was off the map and passing the third thing I already knew about Battersea, the cat and dog home, when I at last got a decent shot of the power station, or at least my camera did (I had to hold it above a wall to take the picture and didn't see it properly myself. It was at this point where I had to abandon tourism and concentrate of getting to my train especially since I didn't know where the nearest tube was. It was with about 5 minutes to spare that I got to Paddington, not a comfortable margin of error, where I promptly mislaid my map. It had done it's job though and was pretty old and worn out after the last few months travelling though the city. If anyone finds it, "Please look after this map".