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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1831: New London Bridge was opened by King William IV.
The public realm improvements will have a significant contribution to the area and when completed in 2018, together with the new London Bridge station, will complete the regeneration of London Bridge.
However, the completion of the new London Bridge Station is also planned for 2018.
I ended up working on the construction of the new London Bridge rather than play 'the Glaswegian'.
redevelopment of New London Bridge House, in which CLS has a one third share.
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Also on This Day: 1660: The LongParliament of England was dissolved; 1815: The US Military Academy at West Point was established; 1926: The first rocket propelled by oxygen and gasoline was successfully fired by Dr Robert H Goddard of Massachusetts; 1961: The New English Bible was published; 1973: The Queen opened the new London Bridge.
Also on this day: 1660: The Long Parliament of England dissolved; 1872: Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 at Kenington Oval in first FA Cup Final; 1888: First recorded sale of a manufactured motor car when Emile Roger of Paris bought petrol-driven vehicle from Karl Benz's new factory; 1935: Hitler renounced the Treaty of Versailles and reintroduced compulsory military service; 1937: Death of statesman Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain (pictured right); 1973: The new London Bridge opened by the Queen; 1968: American troops killed 175 unarmed villagers in Mai Lai, Vietnam.
In the UK, the company has won a number of major rail contracts, including work for Crossrail and a new London Bridge Station for Costain.
Anniversaries: 1660: The Long Parliament of England dissolved; 1802: The United States Military Academy established at West Point; 1872: Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 at Kenington Oval in first FA Cup Final; 1888: First recorded sale of a manufactured motor car when Emile Roger of Paris bought a petrol-driven vehicle from Karl Benz's new factory; 1935: Hitler renounced the Treaty of Versailles and reintroduced compulsory military service; 1937: Death of statesman Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain; 1973: The new London Bridge opened by the Queen; 1968: American troops killed 175 unarmed villagers in Mai Lai, Vietnam.