Named after William Digges La Touche, a director of the Grand Canal Company. Maintenance work carried out in 2004 (steel parts of bridge replaced).
A few years ago I went on a guided walking tour of the Grand Canal and according to the guide in 1861 a horrible tragedy occurred at La Touche Bridge when a horse drawn bus plunged into the Grand Canal killing 6 passengers. The conductor was rescued by a passing policeman. Built in 1791.