Clifton Hampden bridge, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott: him as also did St Pancras, lots of churches, and memorials to the Martyrs (Oxford) and Albert (London). According to the guide book of walks around Oxfordshire, it replaced a ferry across the Thames and was privately commissioned by a local family.
“I say, dear, who do we know who does a bit of building?”
I completely agree that if a job is worth doing then it’s worth over-doing.
The house at the end might be nice to live in, though I’m not sure I would enjoy having high water flood marks in my back garden. Even less would I enjoy people being able to look down into my back garden and say “oh look, you can see where the water comes up to.”