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Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot bridge which crosses the River Thames, joining Blackfriars station to the opposite riverbank near Oxo Tower.

The bridge you see today was completed in 1869, and then later widened between 1907-10. It consists of five red & white wrought iron arches. On the piers of the bridge you can see carvings of water birds.

An earlier bridge stood here as far back as 1769, and is had nine arches. Unfortunately the stone it was built from eroded easily and it had to be demolished in 1860. A temporary bridge was then erected in its place until construction of the current bridge began.

In 1982 the bridge became famous as it was the scene for a suspected murder - Roberto Calvi, and Italian banker was found hanging below one of the arches - initially a suspected suicide, but these days the theory is murder.

Address: Blackfriars Bridge,London SE1 9UD
Directions: Nearest Tube: Blackfriars
Phone: +44 20 7606 3030
Website: http://www.touruk.co.uk/london_bridges/blackfriars_bridge1.htm

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  • Written Nov 27, 2006
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