The Old 600 Year Old London Bridge Was Narrow And Decrepit, And Blocked River Tr ...
Stockphoto ID: 3719153
File name: ILLU01304.jpg
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Description: The old 600 year old London Bridge was narrow and decrepit, and blocked river traffic. In 1799, a competition for designs to replace the old bridge was held. John Rennie won the competition with a conventional design of five stone arches. Work began in 1824 and the foundation stone was laid, in the southern coffer dam, on 15 June 1825. England.