London Bridge

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London Bridge

 

Whoever's familiar with that old nursery rhyme and that Fergie dance hit might be delighted that the current London Bridge has its earliest beginning 2,000 years ago as a wooden military pontoon bridge. The structure was destructed and re-built a couple of times, with notable phases such as the Medieval, the New 19th Century and the Modern London Bridge.

Designed by the Mot, Hay and Anderson firm, the Modern London Bridge was constructed from 1967 to 1972, and was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth on 1973. This 928-foot long bridge is less decorated than other bridges crossing the Thames River. It is located between the Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge. It serves as connection to Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge station, Monument to the Great Fire of London and Monument tube station.

Pop culture geeks may also note that the London Bridge is usually featured in news and documentaries, frequently featuring commuters traversing the City of London to Southwark and vice versa. The bridge is also shown in the Hugh Grant-starrer "About a Boy" (2002).

It’s also interesting to note that many have always mistaken the Tower Bridge as the “London Bridge.” Probably the architectural prominence of the Tower Bridge tagged the city’s name. If you are looking for pictures of other bridges, the Congress Street Bridge in New York connects Watervliet and Troy across the Hudson River and the Umatilla Bridge is located in Washington.