London Bridge


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London Bridge,

granite, five-arched bridge formerly over the Thames, in London, England. It is 928 ft (283 m) long and was designed by John Rennie and built between 1824 and 1831. The early wooden bridge (963–75) was replaced (1176–1209) by a stone bridge with houses and a chapel. The buildings were removed from 1756 to 1762. The bridge was many times damaged by fire and was finally removed in 1832 after the opening of a new bridge in 1831. In 1968, London Bridge was dismantled and purchased by Lake Havasu City, Ariz. In 1973 a new concrete bridge replaced the old one. London Bridge was the only bridge over the Thames in London until the construction (1739–50) of Westminster Bridge.

London Bridge

a bridge spanning the Thames at London; (not the Tower Bridge). [Br. Hist.: EB, VI: 311]
See: Bridge
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Until now, the boat had barely held her own, and had hovered about one spot; but now, the banks changed swiftly, and the deepening shadows and the kindling lights of London Bridge were passed, and the tiers of shipping lay on either hand.
This stretch of the Thames from London Bridge to the Albert Docks is to other watersides of river ports what a virgin forest would be to a garden.
A man followed me from London Bridge Station, and I have no doubt--Great heaven
Granting that his whole journey was occupied in drawing up the will, then the train was an express, only stopping once between Norwood and London Bridge.
It was a quarter to ten before we reached London Bridge, and half past before the four of us alighted on the Beckenham platform.
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What was going to be the London Bridge Tower got nicknamed The Shard because of its breathtaking spike of glass and steel.
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