Designed By: Ernest George and Basil Mott
Connects: The City of London (North) with Southwark (South)
History: This “new” bridge replaces one by John Rennie, an iron bridge, which stood from 1819 and was known as the Queen Street Bridge.
Famous Friends: Charles Dickens writes of the old bridge in both Little Dorrit and Our Mutual Friend.
Did You Know…?: Urban legend has it that if you see anyone on this bridge then they are probably lost. This wisecrack originates from the observation that it is a much less busy bridge than, say, London or Blackfriars. Coach drivers have been known to call it “the car park bridge”.
London Walks By The Bridge: See Southwark Bridge on the Along the Thames Pub Walk.