What is another name for the London Bridge?
While it has no other official name, the modern London Bridge is the latest of several bridges to have held the name since the Roman founding of the city. The current steel-and-concrete bridge was opened in 1973, replacing one built of stone that had stood in its place since 1831; this, in turn, had replaced a another stone bridge that had stood thirty metres upstream of the current location for six hundred years. Many before that had been constructed in various ways from wood, and in various ways also destroyed.
It is not to be confused with Tower Bridge, which straddles the Thames further downstream, next to the Tower of London.
It is not to be confused with Tower Bridge, which straddles the Thames further downstream, next to the Tower of London.
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It is a prestressed concrete box girder bridge. Unless of course you mean Tower Bridge (which many people mistakenly call London Bridge) in which case the answer is a combined bascule and suspension bridge.
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London Bridge is one of the many bridges across The River Thames in London, England. It goes from The City of London on the North Bank to Southwark on the South. See the related link.
It is located in Lake Havasu, Arizona if you are referring to the 1831 John Rennie version sold to an American entrepreneur. If you are referring to the current one it's in London. The previous ones (there have been bridges on the site for 2,000 years) no longer exist.
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Yes and no, London bridge is in London and there has been a bidge on the site for 2,000 years.. The current one was opened in 1973.. However the previous one which was in place from 1831 to 1968 is in Lake Havasu Arizona! An urban myth that the Amercian entreprenur thought he was buying the Tower …bridge has been denied by all parties in the sale. This bridge replaced the much older bridge which stood in pace for 600 years so it's not the original one.. The bridge was sold to Robert McCulloch who dismatled it and rebuilt it in a town in Arizona. The townspeople were very disappointed though as they thought they were getting Tower bridge - the bridge that opens up to let ships through. London bridge is a conventional bridge and much less iconic of London to tourists than the 1894 Tower Bridge which is still mistakenly refered to by many tourists as London Bridge. ( Full Answer )
There have been a number of different London Bridges over the past 2000 years. In 46AD, the Romans built the first bridge across the Thames River; it was a simple wooden construction which was burnt down in 1014.. The replacement bridge was destroyed by a storm in 1091, and the next bridge after th…at was destroyed again by fire in 1136.. Another stone bridge served as the main bridge for centuries until, by the early 1800s, traffic congestion prompted the necessity for a new bridge. The bridge was designed by engineer John Rennie and finished in 1831. The design was superior, containing only five high arches, and constructed from strong Dartmoor granite. 70 years later, it was necessary to widen the bridge, a process which weakened the bridge's foundations to the point where it began sinking an inch every eight years.. In 1968, it was auctioned and sold for $2,460,000 to Robert McCulloch who moved it to Havasu City, Arizona, where it was rebuilt brick by brick, and finally opened and dedicated on 10 October 1971. ( Full Answer )
The present London Bridge, in London, is a pre-stressed boxgirder bridge. Tower Bridge is often mistakenly referred to as London Bridge. The old London Bridge was dismantled and shipped to Lake Havasu,Arizona and is the second biggest tourist attraction in thestate. . The photograph displayed here …is of Tower Bridge. ( Full Answer )
yes it is only suspended on one side at either end That is a description of Tower Bridge, not London Bridge.
guessing you are doing this from dg wk 21, i am too...i got isthmus and it seems to be correct-- i have seen it on other sites.
There isn't, it is London Bridge. There has been a bridge on the site for nearly 2,000 years. It connects the City of London to Southwark. The current one was opened in 1973 replacing the John Rennie designed bridge of 1831 which replaced an earlier bridge which was 600 years old.. It is included i…n the famous nursery rhyme "London Bridge is falling down" dating from the 17th century but whose origins may be older.. The John Rennie bridge was sold to an Amercan entrnepreneur who rebuilt it in Arizona. There is an urban myth that he mistook it for the more impressive Tower Bridge built in 1894 which has been denied by all involved. A mistake which was however given by an earlier answer and quite a common error by tourists, Tower Bridge is the next one down by the way! ( Full Answer )
The original London Bridge was taken apart and rebuilt in LakeHavasu, Arizona as a tourist attraction. The current London Bridgeis in Central London.
It isn't falling down. It's often confused with Tower Bridge. It'sa very ordinary bridge. It has no reason to be famous. It'spredecessor is in Arizona.
an isthmus joins two larger bodies of land, and a tombola joins an island to a mainland. But may be flooded at high tide.
The nursery rhyme is about a medieval bridge which crossed the river Thames in London. At that time, the wooden bridge had houses and shops on it.
The present London Bridge dates from 1973, not to be confused with Tower Bridge which opened in 1894.
Absolutely not! London Bridge is an ordinary modern (1973) bridge which spans the river Thames. Its predecessor, built in 1820, is now located at Lake Havasu in Arizona. Tower Bridge, completed in 1894, also spans the river Thames and is the only bridge across the Thames which can be raised to allow… large ships to pass underneath it, although that doesn't happen very often now. The original Victorian mechanism can still be seen in working condition in the bridge's museum. The bridge is quite distinctive, with two tall towers at each end and is situated next to the Tower of London from where it got its name. No. They are two separate and very different bridges. Foreigners often think that Tower Bridge is London Bridge, but they are very wrong. ( Full Answer )
The Roman name for London was Londinium. When London was an industrial city, people in the North of England used to refer to London as 'The Smoke'.
Tower Bridge was opened in 1894 and is the only bridge across the river Thames which can be raised to allow tall ships to pass underneath. It is built of 11000 tons of steel and faced with Cornish Granite and Portland Stone.
No, London Bridge (not to be confused with Tower Bridge) is a prestressed concrete box girder bridge. For more information, please see the related link.
The present London Bridge which spans the River Thames, opened in 1973. Its predecessor, which was built in 1820, was dismantled and rebuilt as a tourist attraction at Lake Havasu City in Arizona.
London Bridge which spans the River Thames in London has no other name. Maybe you're confusing it with Tower Bridge.
Tower Bridge opened in 1894. It is built of 11000 tons of steel, Cornish granite and Portland stone. It is the only bridge across the river Thames which can be raised to allow tall ships to pass underneath. When the bridge is raised, pedestrians can still cross to the other side of the river by usin…g the walkway at the top of the bridge. It is situated right next to the Tower of London - after which it is named. ( Full Answer )
The original bridge was built by the Romans about 50ad. At thetime, it was the only bridge crossing the Thames in London so itjust became known as London Bridge.
Robert Paxton McCulloch bought the London Bridge designed by JohnRennie. The bridge was dismantled and moved to Lake Havasu City,Arizona. He bought the bridge for $2.5 million dollars. The bridgecost another $7 million to reassemble. It was opened on October 5,1971.
Only because of the children's nursery rhyme. It's a very ordinary bridge but many foreigners mistakenly think that the much more iconic Tower Bridge is London Bridge. Even this web site has an image of Tower Bridge in the London Bridge section.
The present bridge was officially opened in 1973. The one in Arizona dates from 1830.
'London Bridge' is just one of many bridges that cross the River Thames in London.
No. Arguably the longest bridge is the Bang Na Expressway, in Bangkok, Thailand. It is 33.5 miles long (54 km), but is not considered a bridge because it does not cross a single body of water, instead crossing a river and canals. \n\nThe longest bridge running over a single body of water in the wor…ld is now the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China. 42km in length, it links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the island of Huangdao. The bridge cost over $1.4 billion to build and was completed in mid-2011. ( Full Answer )
Tower Bridge was built of steel, Portland stone and Cornish granite and opened in 1894.
Peter of Colechurch between 1176 and 1209. Additional information: . This depends on which London Bridge is the subject of this question. There have been a number of different London Bridges over the past 2000 years. In 46AD, the Romans built the first bridge across the Thames River; it was a s…imple wooden construction which was burnt down in 1014. The replacement bridge was destroyed by a storm in 1091, and the next bridge after that was destroyed again by fire in 1136. A new stone bridge was built by Peter of Colechurch between 1176 and 1209. It served as the main bridge for centuries, until increasing traffic congestion made it obvious a new bridge was required. Engineer John Rennie started construction of the next London Bridge in 1825 and finished the bridge in 1831. However, a necessary widening process some 70 years later weakened the bridge's foundations to the point where it began sinking an inch every eight years. In 1968, it was auctioned and sold for $2,460,000 to Robert McCulloch who moved it to Havasu City, Arizona. The current London Bridge was constructed by contractors John Mowlem from 1967 to 1972, and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 16 March 1973.. ( Full Answer )
Tower Bridge in London is probably the most famous and distinctive bridge in the whole of the UK, not just in London. However, foreigners very often call Tower Bridge, London Bridge. London Bridge is just a very ordinary bridge and has no particular merits. Look up Tower Bridge and you will see what… I mean! ( Full Answer )
The local nickname for the Sydney Harbour Bridge is "The coathanger", due to its distinctive arched shape.
No. The first bridge was made in rome in 62bc. The bridge is still there
No. London Bridge is a box girder concrete bridge and has never been a cantilever bridge. You may be thinking about Tower Btidge - which people sometimes confuse with London Bridge. Tower Bridge is a combined suspension and bascule bridge.
No, the two are quite different. Tower Bridge is the only bridge to have occupied that site. London Bridge is the latest of several on its site; the earliest was supposed to have been the Roman one. But recently archeologists have unearthed the remains of an earlier bridge - a startling find.
What is the name of the song from the NBC 2012 Olympic commercial It has the lyrics about London or London bridges?
Do you have a link to it to watch it, I heard it once and can't remember the song but I know where I heard it before.
It is one of the main bridges in London. Some of the others are Tower, Southwark, Waterloo, Westminster, Lambeth, Battersea, Chelsea, Albert, Putney, Fulham, Richmond, Kingston.
There are 27 bridges crossing the River Thames in London. The most obvious ten would be Tower, London, Southwark, Vauxhall, Lambeth, Westminster, Chelsea, Albert, Putney and Hammersmith.
The current London Bridge (1973), is 269 metres long and 32 metres wide and has a clearance from water level of 9 metres.
It is a concrete bridge clad in original stone from John Rennie's 1831 London Bridge.
Tower Bridge straddles the River Thames just to the east of central London and is adjacent to the Tower of London.
London Bridge straddles the River Thames in central London between its north and south banks and connects Southwark with 'The City', not to be confused with the iconic Tower Bridge, which is the next bridge downstream.
No, they are completely different. London Bridge is famous because of the childrens' nursery rhyme 'London Bridge is falling down' but the present bridge is a very modern (1973) structure. Tower Bridge, a much more interesting bridge, was built in 1894 and is the only bridge in London capable of ope…ning to allow taller ships to pass underneath. Many foreigners think that Tower Bridge is London Bridge. ( Full Answer )
The people of London, so that they could cross from the south bank of the River Thames to the north bank and vice versa.
words can not describe how stupid you are. None that you would understand anyways. . The Tower of London is an ancient fortification which was started in 1087 by William 1 on the site of a Roman fort. Tower Bridge (completed in 1894) is adjacent to the Tower of London and has a unique and memorabl…e design. Many foreigners mistakenly believe that Tower Bridge is London Bridge, but the current London Bridge (opened in 1973) is a very ordinary pre-stressed concrete box girder bridge. The only reason that it is well known is because of the nursery rhyme that refers to the long gone wooden medieval bridge. ( Full Answer )
There are two possible answers to this question. Tower Bridge is adjacent to the Tower of London and may be named after it or it could be named after the two towers at either end of the bridge which support the suspension cables.
London Bridge crosses the River Thames in London. Many years ago, when it was the ONLY bridge in London, the obvious name was London bridge.
Tower Bridge is immediately adjacent to the Tower of London. Many foreigners think that Tower Bridge is London Bridge.
No. It's a very ordinary bridge crossing the river Thames in central London. Maybe you're thinking about Tower Bridge which foreigners sometimes think is London Bridge.