London Bridge

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Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°05′16″W / 51.50806°N 0.08778°W / 51.50806; -0.08778

London Bridge
London Bridge Illuminated.jpg
The current London Bridge opened in 1973
Coordinates51°30′29″N 0°05′16″W / 51.50806°N 0.08778°W / 51.50806; -0.08778
CarriesFive lanes of the A3
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleCentral Lunnon
Mainteened biBridge House Estates,
City of London Corporation
Precedit biCannon Street Railway Bridge
Follaed biTower Bridge
Chairacteristics
DesignPrestressed concrete box girder bridge
Tot lenth269 m (882.5 ft)
Width32 m (105.0 ft)
Langest span104 m (341.2 ft)
Clearance ablo8.9 m (29.2 ft)
Design lifeModren brig (1971–present)
Victorian stone airch (1832–1968)
Medieval stone airch (1176–1832)
Various widden brigs (AD50–1176)
History
Opened17 Mairch 1973; 46 years ago (1973-03-17)

Several heestorical brigs named London Bridge (Scots: Lunnon Brig) hae spanned the River Thames atween the Ceety o Lunnon an Southwark, in central Lunnon. The current crossin, which opened tae traffic in 1974, is a box girder brig biggit frae concrete an steel.