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London Bridge, London

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"London Bridge" refers to several historical bridges that have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The current crossing, which opened to traffic in 1973, is a box girder bridge built from concrete and steel. This replaced a 19th-century stone-arched bridge, which in turn superseded a 600-year-old medieval structure. This was preceded by a succession of timber bridges, the first built by the Roman founders of London.The current bridge stands at the western end of the Pool of London but is positioned upstream from previous alignments. The traditional ends of the medieval bridge were marked by St Magnus-the-Martyr on the northern bank and Southwark Cathedral on the southern shore. Until Putney Bridge opened in 1729, London Bridge was the only road-crossing of the Thames downstream of Kingston-upon-Thames. Its importance has been the subject of popular culture throughout the ages such as in the nursery rhyme "London Bridge Is Falling Down" and its inclusion within art and literature.The modern bridge is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, an independent charity overseen by the City of London Corporation. It carries the A3 road, which is maintained by the Greater London Authority. The crossing also delineates an area along the southern bank of the River Thames, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, that has been designated as a business improvement district.
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  • The dual-carriage way ferries commuters from Moument/Bank to the south side of london The Original bridge was dismantled and rebuilt in Canada as it was sold Whilst there is plenty of space to walk th...  more »
  • DOE London Bridge is functional, you might say but also ugly. Only the views of the Tower Bridge is worth.
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  • The London bridge is a simple flat bridge that really is nothing to write home about,for the exception of saying one walked over it. There is a very nice view where you can see the Tower bridge. And a...  more »
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  • Busy, lively, lots of history and great pubs like the George, associations with Charles Dickens ... but it is all tucked away. You have to look for it. Definitely seek out the George and other age-old pubs set back off Borough High St. And visit and buy at the wonderful Borough Market!
  • This has to be my favourite Bridge in London to take photos at sunrise. The view looking East is off Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf, which is where the sun rises behind! Slightly to the North is The City and south east is The Shard, and City Hall. Lovely wide Pavements means you have plenty of room to take in the view without being in the way of everyone walking past!
  • You can't really go wrong with any of the bridges across central London, because of their importance, their function, and in some cases their style. Here you have a bridge with wide pavements, showing how important it is for pedestrians to cross from London Bridge Station across to the office buildings on the north side of the river. They're just as important as the road users on this bridge. From here you have a great vantage point both up and down the river, with such amazing views as St Paul's Cathedral upriver, and Tower Bridge down river. It might not be a must see when you visit London but if you know the rhyme, you'll want to see the real thing (even if the original bridge was sold and moved brick by brick to America!)
  • It is a normal bridge. Tourists, this is not Tower bridge so do not get confused. It is a nice walk though from here to the famous Tower bridge and you can see HMS Belfast and famous landmarks
  • Good for a one off visit. Loads to walk around. Loads of offices and generic restaurants. Great for tourists!