London Bridges

For our third episode of “English Blog”, I would like to talk about a big city, but in particular about his bridges

Yes, it’s London.

I had the pleasure to visit this paradise about one year ago, in December: I think that the Christmas time is the best to do a full immersion in this city.

Anyway, I’m not writing this article to talk about my journey, but to do a list of the best bridges in London. ( and more unknown)

Let’s start!

 

There are 35 bridges crossing the River Thames in London, from Richmond Bridge in the west to the Queen Elizabeth II in the east.

They are busy roads, footbridges or railway bridges.

Here there’s a perfect picture to understand the number:

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( By Debot at Dutch Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3219015 )

 

  1. Millennium Bridge, a steel suspension for pedestrian. The construction began in 1998 and opened in 2002.

London_millennium_wobbly_bridge

( CC BY-SA 1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=893663 )

 

  1. Blackfriars Bridge, a road and foot traffic bridge. Opened in 1869.

Blackfriars_Bridge,_River_Thames,_London,_with_St_Pauls_Cathedral

( CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68887 )

 

  1. Vauxhall Bridge, steel and granite deck arch bridge in central London. Opened in 1906.
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( By Nigel Mykura, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6879597 )

 

  1. Richmond Lock and Footbridge, is a lock ( water navigation) and pedestrian bridge. Opened in 1894.

Richmond_Lock_from_Isleworth,Middx_looking_SE

( CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2176238 )

 

  1. Battersea Bridge, is a five-span arch bridge with cast-iron girders and granite piers. Opened in 1890.

Battersea_Bridge_1

( By Iridescent – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6804487 )

 

In the next espisode we’ll talk about another tipe of bridge: the Garden Bridge.

See you soon!

 

 

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