What is another name for the London Bridge?

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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.
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What type of bridge is the London bridge?

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.

What is another name for London Pride?

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Where is London Bridge?

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.

Where is the London bridge located?

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.

Is the London bridge in London?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why did London bridge fall down?

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 ( Full Answer )

What kind of bridge is London Bridge?

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 ( Full Answer )

What is another name for London Bridge?

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 ( Full Answer )

Where is the London Bridge?

The original London Bridge was taken apart and rebuilt in LakeHavasu, Arizona as a tourist attraction. The current London Bridgeis in Central London.

Five facts about the London bridge?

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.

Is London bridges falling down from London?

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.

Is the tower bridge the same as the London bridge?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is there another name for London?

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'.

What was the tower bridge in London made of?

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.

Is London Bridge a suspension bridge?

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.

When did London bridge onpend?

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.

The official name of London bridge?

London Bridge which spans the River Thames in London has no other name. Maybe you're confusing it with Tower Bridge.

What are facts about the tower bridge in London?

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 ( Full Answer )

How was London bridge named?

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.

Who bought the London Bridge and when?

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.

Why is The London Bridge popular?

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.

What is a London bridge?

'London Bridge' is just one of many bridges that cross the River Thames in London.

Is the London Bridge the longest bridge in the world?

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 ( Full Answer )

Who built the London Bridge in London?

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 ( Full Answer )

What is a famous bridge in England but not the London bridge?

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 ( Full Answer )

Was the London Bridge first a cantilever bridge?

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.

Is the London bridge the first tower 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.

Is London bridge the main bridge in London?

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.

What are names of the seven bridges of London?

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.

Where in London is the London bridge?

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.

Is London bridge and tower bridge the same bridge?

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 ( Full Answer )

Who was the London bridge for?

The people of London, so that they could cross from the south bank of the River Thames to the north bank and vice versa.

Is the tower of London the same as the London bridge?

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 ( Full Answer )

How did the tower bridge in London get its name?

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.

How did the London bridge get it name?

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.

Is London bridge important landmark for London?

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.