Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge in London, England, for traffic linking the district of Southwark and the City across the River Thames. It has the lowest traffic utilisation of any bridge in central London.HistoryA previous bridge, designed by John Rennie, opened on the site in 1819 and was originally known as Queen Street Bridge, as shown on the 1818 John Snow Map of London. The bridge consisted of three large cast-iron spans supported by granite piers. The bridge was notable for having the longest cast iron span, 240ft, ever made. It was a commercial tolled operation which was trying to compete with the toll free Blackfriars and London bridges nearby, but the company became bankrupt and its interest were acquired by the Bridge House Estates which then made it toll free in 1864.A new bridge on the site was designed by Ernest George and Basil Mott. It was built by Sir William Arrol & Co. and opened on 6 June 1921.Halfway along the bridge on the Western side is a plaque which is inscribed:Re-built by the Bridge House Estates Committee of the Corporation of London 1913-1921 Opened for traffic by their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary 6th June 1921 Sir Ernest Lamb CMG, JP Chairman Basil Mott, CB Engineer Sir Ernest George RA ArchitectMake Southwark Bridge part of your personalized London itinerary using our London holiday website .
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One of the many bridges over the River Thames in Central London. Southwark Bridge is an arched bridge that spans the river with the City of London on the north bank and Southwark on the south bank. It... more »
Мосту больше 100 лет. Работает адекватно. Связывает берега Темзы, а собственно что ещё нужно.Вид с моста не самый выдающийся, но это ведь Лондон! Был здесь совершенно случайно.... more »The bridge is more than 100 years old. Works adequately. Links the banks of the Thames, and actually what else is needed.View from the bridge is not the most outstanding, but it is London! Was here by accident....
Beautiful bridge in Central London that you can enjoy either by walking or by riding a boat where you will be able to see its base. If walking, on each side North and South, you can take ancient stairs down that will bring you to the bank of the river Thames, where you can continue a picturesque walk along the Thames either way.
Drove across a few bridges on the way home from London Zoo. Love the views of London. The buildings rock, new and old. Not much traffic, so that was cool.
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