PUZZLE 3 - answers

London Bridges


Could you match the features with the correct bridge?

  Tower Bridge took 13 years to build (1881-1894)
  London Bridge stood for over 600 years (12th century - 1832)
  The correct name for Cannon Street railway bridge is Alexandra Bridge
  Southwark Bridge is Little Dorrit's 'Iron Bridge'
  Millennium Bridge was intended to be a 'blade of light'
  Blackfriars Bridge was officially William Pitt Bridge
  Waterloo Bridge was constructed mainly by women (built 1937-42)
  Hungerford Bridge utilises piers designed by IK Brunel
  Westminster Bridge was opened by a 25 gun salute at 3:45am
  Lambeth Bridge is decorated with pineapples
  Vauxhall Bridge is decorated with 8 bronze figures
  Grosvenor Bridge carries the railway to/from Victoria Station
  Chelsea Bridge was built on a Roman battle site
  Albert Bridge instructs troops to break step when crossing
  Battersea Bridge was the subject of paintings by Whistler
  Wandsworth Bridge carries the A217
  Fulham railway bridge was designed by William Jacomb (Brunel's assistant)
  Putney Bridge has water mains running under the footway
  Hammersmith Bridge was targeted by the IRA
  Barnes Bridge was built for the London & South Western Railway
  Chiswick Bridge is the finishing point of the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race
  Kew Bridge was opened by Edward VII in 1903
  Twickenham Bridge is just upstream of Richmond Lock
  Richmond Bridge is the oldest bridge still in use (1777)
  The 12th century remains of Kingston Bridge are now within a department store (John Lewis)
  Hampton Court Bridge was originally a Chinoiserie style wooden bridge

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Most of the information came from the London Encylopaedia by Weinreb & Hibbert
There is a publication 'Bridge by Bridge Through London' by Tony Waters and a book 'Crossing the River' by Brian Cookson
The Port of London website has a page on London's Bridges. [
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