Tuesday, 4 September 2012

London Bridges No.9: Westminster


Westminster Bridge





Opened: 1862

Designed By: Thomas Page

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

History: In terms of foundation, Westminster Bridge is the second oldest bridge in central London after London Bridge. There has been a bridge here since 1750.



Famous Friends: Canaletto painted the first Westminster Bridge (in oils: he didn’t work for the council)…

 

Did You Know…?: The current seven-arch bridge is a Grade II* listed structure.

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







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