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Bridges - plaques to the left London's early bridges

Stone: Bridges - plaques to the left

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 (2 memorials)

SE1, Montague Close

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Bridges - plaques to the left

Information Subjects commemorated

46796

London Bridge

Four stone bridges have spanned the Thames at this point. The first was built...

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47229

Sir John Rennie

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

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Bridges - plaques to the left

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Corporation of the City of London

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist have provided a potted hist...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bridges - plaques to the left

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73704

Bridges - plaque to the right

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

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