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What difference?
The story of London is the story of its
infrastructure and the bridges over the River Thames are a key part of that story. Find out the reasons for their construction and the difference they made to the city.
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Bridge construction
in Greater London
opening dates
before 1065
1066 - 1728
1729 - 1799
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
1900 - 1949
1950 - 1999
2000 onwards
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The Bridges of London
introduction |  infrastructure is destiny |  the Romans |  Anglo-Saxon period
Medieval period |  Old London Bridge |  the growth of London |  more bridges at last
the modern city |  MAPS |  reading list
Maps
Thames bridges through time
London in AD 120
London in 1600
London in 1700
London in 1800
London in 1900
London today
Maps drawn by Paul Weston
introduction |  infrastructure is destiny |  the Romans |  Anglo-Saxon period
Medieval period |  Old London Bridge |  the growth of London |  more bridges at last
the modern city |  MAPS |  reading list

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