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Southwark Bridge, London

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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 in 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 Architect
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  • It is situated between the "Millennium Bridge" towards the North and the "Cannon Street Railway Bridge" into the Valley and connects the City of London and Southwark. Crossing the River in Central London. It is made of steel and granite. Long is 267 metres and a width of 18.3 and was opened in 1921 in 1819, on the site of the present bridge, was built a bridge made of three iron spans supported by granite piers. He was known as the "Iron Bridge". It was the first iron bridge with a span of 80 metres suspended and therefore considered a record. Charles Dickens mentions it in his novels. South of the current bridge there is the "Tate Modern", the "Globe Theatre" and the newspaper "Financial Times. Is not the best of beauty, but it's part of the landscape looking the Thames
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  • When you go to the Tate modern has been available. Because of the River Thames in London Bridge is there, but is a regular bridge.
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  • Best bit of the bridge is the tunnel under the road on bankside. The bridge itself is rather unexciting 
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  • S b R idge is a bridge
  • You get a great far view of the London Bridge from here!
  • Great Thames view.