London Bridge was a stone-arched bridge but in the late 90s, it was rebuilt with concrete and steel. London Bridge is maintained by “Bridge House Estates” and the A3 road on it is maintained by “Greater London Authority”. Today we will discuss some interesting things about this bridge and will also give our readers some basic info about London Bridge.
London Bridge Facts 2020 UK you Never Knew
1. The river that crosses London Bridge
Every Big bridge in the world is made on the rivers, same here for this bridge. But which river crosses this great bridge? The river which crosses London Bridge is one of England’s famous rivers, that is the river, Thames.
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2. Length and width of London Bridge
Here we will talk about the length and width of the “modern London Bridge”. The length of the bridge is 269 meters or 882.5 ft. But the width is 32 m or 105 ft and that quite reasonable for a good A3 road on it. The longest span of the bridge is 104 m or 341.2 ft.
3. Clearance point
Clearance point is the height of the objects for under passing. The clearance point for this bridge of London is 8.9 m or 29.2 ft. So objects higher than 29.2 ft can’t pass through bridge of London.
4. Road type on the London Bridge
London Bridge has one of the finest road types in London. The 5 lanes of A3 road on this bridge is also one of the busiest roads in London. The nearest underground rail stations to the Bridge are Monument and London bridge.
5. Type, design and rebuild of the London Bridge
This bridge is one of the oldest river crossings in the United Kingdom. This bridge was made of only wooden in AD 50, then it was rebuilt as Medieval stone arch in 1176 and that position of the Bridge standstill 1832. So, in 1832 it was rebuilt as Victorian stone arch and then later in 1971 it was rebuilt with modern material and hence it’s called “Modern Bridge” that was opened for public on 17 March 1973.
6. London Bridge in Literature
There is a rhyme called “London Bridge is falling down”, which show you a complete photo of the built and rebuilt of this historical bridge. This rhyme also gives us information about historical collapses of the bridge.
7. Who is the architect of Tower Bridge London?
The design and construction process of the modern bridge of London was monitored by a famous architect. Who is Michael Leeming, This great bridge project is one of the great projects of the Michael Leeming and he feels proud about that?
So, these are some facts about London Bridge. If you’re are going to visit London then you should visit this bridge because it’s not only a historical place but it’s also a good place for fun. We hope you will like the stuff but stay in touch with us for more interesting stuff about London.