London Bridge viewed from the bank of the Thames

Date:
25 Apr 1968
Location:
London Bridge, City And County Of The City Of London, Greater London Authority, EC4
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London Bridge, Southwark, Greater London Authority, SE1
Reference:
BB68/03888
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

Description

There have been many bridges across the Thames at this site since the first Roman structure. That bridge was pulled down in 1014 to halt the Vikings (an event remembered in the nursery rhyme). The first stone bridge was built 1176, and from 1305 traitors' heads were displayed from it, including William Wallace and Thomas More. A bridge by Sir John Rennie was built in 1823-31. The present bridge was built 1967-72, Rennie's bridge being sold and re-erected in Arizona.

Content

This is part of the Collection: NMR07 NMR Accessioned Negatives - Catalogued

Rights

© Crown Copyright. Historic England Archive

Keywords

Bridge

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