"London Bridge" London Favorite Tip by kris-t

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  London Bridge
by kris-t

Favorite thing: London Bridge is a bridge over the River Thames, connecting the City of London and Southwark.
It was the only bridge over the Thames downstream from Kingston until Putney Bridge opened in 1729.

The original London Bridge was a pontoon bridge.
By the end of the 18th century, it was apparent that the old London Bridge (by then over 600 y.o.) needed to be replaced. The new bridge was built 100 feet (30 m) west (upstream) of the original site.
By 1924, the east side of the bridge was some three to four inches (10.16 cm) lower than the west side; it soon became apparent that this bridge would have to be removed and replaced with a more modern one.

Fondest memory: The current London Bridge was designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson.
The bridge was constructed from 1967 to 1972, and opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 March 1973.

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  • Written Feb 27, 2011
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