Stone

(lost) Bridges - Montague Close

London's early bridges + Silver Jubilee Bridges - Montague Close
Inscription

{On the upper plaque:}
In Roman times the safely navigable waters and firm banks of this reach of the Thames attracted large volumes of traffic by sea and land. This trade enabled London to become, and remain, the chief town of Britain.

{On the lower plaque:}
By displaying here profiles of the earlier known bridges which crossed to the City near this point, together with granite stones from Rennie's London Bridge of 1831 donated by the Corporation of London this monument commemorates the origin of London around this early crossing of the Thames.

The pale palque between the two dark ones carries some near-illegible etchings showing bridges.

Site: London's early bridges + Silver Jubilee (2 memorials)

SE1, Montague Close

2021: The granite stones remain but all these plaques are gone.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bridges - Montague Close

Subjects commemorated i

London Bridge

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Sir John Rennie

Civil engineer. Born 27 Stamford Street.  In London, worked on Waterloo, Sout...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Bridges - Montague Close

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Corporation of the City of London

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bridges - Montague Close

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Silver Jubilee - Montague Close

Silver Jubilee - Montague Close

This monument, built with the aid of funds donated by the Pilgrim Trust, was ...

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