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Southwark Bridge, London, England

Bridgepixing the Southwark Bridge, River Thames, London, England. Additional Bridge Photos and a Bridge Blog at www.Bridgepix.com.

 

Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge for traffic linking Southwark and the City across the River Thames, in London, England. It was designed by Ernest George and Basil Mott and opened in 1921. It is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the Corporation of London.

 

A previous bridge on the site, designed by John Rennie, opened in 1819.

 

The bridge is sometimes nicknamed the "car park bridge" as coach drivers use it to park their vehicles.

 

Below the bridge on the South side are some old steps, which were once used by Thames watermen as a place to moor their boats and wait for customers. Southwark Bridge was built into the steps.

 

The next bridge upstream is the London Millennium Bridge and the next downstream is Cannon Street Railway Bridge. The south end is near the Tate Modern, the Clink Prison Museum and the Financial Times building. The north end is near Cannon Street station. (Wikipedia)

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Taken on September 8, 2004