Tuesday, 11 September 2012

London Bridges No.10: Lambeth

Lambeth Bridge

Opened: 1932

Designed By: Sir George Humphreys (Engineer), Sir Reginald Blomfield and G. Topham Forrest (architects)

Connects: The City of Westminster (North) with Lambeth (South)

History: This “new” bridge replaces the suspension bridge which stood from 1860.

Famous Friends: the bridge features in the 2004 film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and can be seen in the video for Musical Youth’s No.1 hit from 1982 Pass the Dutchie.

Did You Know…?: The eye-catching red detail on the bridge is an echo of the red seats in the nearby House of Lords. Westminster Bridge (see last week’s installment) has green detail to chime with the benches in the House of Commons.

London Walks By The Bridge:  See Lambeth Bridge on the Westminster by Gaslight walk every Monday night


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