Opened. 16 March 1973; 49 years ago. ( 1973-03-16) Location. Several bridges named London Bridge have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The current crossing, which opened to traffic in 1973, is a box girder bridge built from concrete and steel.
London Bridge, any of several successive structures spanning the River Thames between Borough High Street in Southwark and King William Street in the City of London. Old London Bridge The Old London Bridge of nursery rhyme fame dates from 1176, when Peter of Colechurch, a priest and chaplain of St. Mary’s of Colechurch, began construction of ...
The bridge was completed in 1894. It is about 240 metres (800 feet) in length and provides an opening 76 metres (250 feet) wide. Its twin towers rise 61 metres (200 feet) above the Thames. Between the towers stretch a pair of glass-covered walkways that are popular among tourists.
London Bridge is a great base for exploring the capital. You can book hotel rooms close to London Bridge Station at the Hilton London Tower Bridge, London Bridge Hotel, Ibis Styles London Southwark and the five-star luxury hotel Shangri-La The Shard, London. Find more information about booking hotels in London.
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For nearly 2,000 years, a series of bridges has spanned the River Thames in London. The "Old" London Bridge of nursery rhyme fame was a stone bridge built by Peter of Colechurch, an architect and priest, between 1176 and 1209. It replaced various wooden bridges built by the Roman founders of London from AD 50–1176.