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What famous bridges cross the River Thames?

What famous bridges cross the River Thames?

Thames Bridges

  • Albert Bridge. Designed by Roland Mason Ordish and built in 1873 this suspension bridge was named after Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.
  • Barnes Bridge.
  • Battersea / Wandsworth Railway Bridge.
  • Battersea Bridge.
  • Blackfriars Bridge.
  • Cannon Street Railway Bridge.
  • Chelsea Bridge.
  • Chiswick Bridge.

What’s the name of the most famous bridge over the River Thames?

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge
Carries London Inner Ring Road
Crosses River Thames
Locale London boroughs: – north side: Tower Hamlets – south side: Southwark
Named for Tower of London

What famous bridges and landmarks are near the River Thames?


  • London’s Bridges. A number of bridges, many of which are themselves London landmarks, cross the River Thames, linking the South and North Banks.
  • Houses Of Parliament.
  • Cleopatra’s Needle.
  • Globe Theatre.
  • HMS Belfast.
  • Tower Of London.
  • Docklands And Canary Wharf.
  • Historic Greenwich.

What is the oldest bridge on the River Thames?

Richmond Bridge
Richmond Bridge, London

Richmond Bridge
Clearance below 26 feet (7.9 m) at lowest astronomical tide
Designer James Paine, Kenton Couse
Opened 1777

Why is London Bridge famous?

Tower Bridge is famous because it’s London’s most striking bridge thanks to its Neo-Gothic architecture and lifting central sections. When it opened, it was the most sophisticated bascule bridge in the world.

How many bridges go over the Thames?

There are 35 bridges which cross over the river in London, so wherever you find yourself along the Thames you’re guaranteed to be close to at least one of these famous bridges!

How many bridges go over the River Thames?

Believe it or not, there are 35 bridges* over the Thames in London. The furthest west, Hampton Court Bridge, is only just within the Greater London boundary. The furthest east, Tower Bridge, is pretty much in the centre of London.

Why is Richmond bridge famous?

Built by convict labour, it is Australia’s oldest surviving large stone arch bridge. Its design and build were a significant technical achievement for the new colony, and for ten years it had the longest span of any bridge in Australia.

What is the longest bridge in London?

The longest bridge in London The bridge is the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, crossing the Thames as part of the Dartford crossing, to the east of the city.

What is the smallest bridge in the UK?

The Twizel Bridge keeps a low profile as it crosses the River Till in Northumberland on a single, graceful stone arch. On first sight it should belong in the eighteenth century, when its parapet and low walls were discreetly embellished, but actually it’s Tudor, completed early in the reign of King Henry VIII.

Did London Bridge fall down?

Despite all of its structural failures, the London Bridge survived for 600 years and never actually “fell down” as the nursery rhyme implies. When it was finally demolished in 1831, it was only because it was more cost-effective to replace it rather than repair it.