The Six Major Bridges of London

Posted by in Guides, on February 11, 2015

London has a total of 33 bridges that provide a crossing across the famed Thames River. However only six of these bridges are known worldwide and we will present them to you.

  1. Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Brigdes – The Hungerford Bridge is a steel truss railway bridge that is also known as the Charing Cross Bridge. The bridge was built in 1864 and was flanked by the two Golden Jubilee Bridges in 2002. The two bridges are pedestrian bridges that can be access via steps or lifts. The south end of the bridge complex lies in close proximity to the Royal Festival Hall and the world famous London Eye Ferris wheel.
  2. London Bridge – The current London Bridge is the latest bridge that provides a crossing across the Thames from this particular site. It is the fourth London Bridge and was built in 1971 three years after its predecessor was taken down. The bridge is 269 meters long, 32 meters wide and has an 8.9 clearance from the river.
  3. Millennium Bridge – The Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian steel suspension bridge that was opened in the year 2000. The construction of the bridge began in 1998 and ended slight prior of the bridge’s opening. The Millennium Bridge is four meters wide and 325 meters long. Londoners have nicknamed the bridge the “Wobbly Bridge” as the bridge had a swaying motion when it was opened. The local authorities close the bridge and conducted the necessary modifications to eliminate the swaying motion and later reopened the bridge.
  4. Tower BridgeTower Bridge – Tower Bridge is beyond any doubt the most famous bridge in London. The bridge dates back to the last two decade of the 19th century and is regarded as one of London’s most renowned landmarks. The bridge is listed as a Grade I structure and is one of London’s most visited touristy sites. The walkway of the bridge is known to have some of London’s most amazing vistas.
  5. Waterloo Bridge – The Waterloo Bridge is another listed structure but unlike the Tower Bridge is listed as a Grade Ii structure. The bridge was opened 70 years ago in 1945. The bridge is classified as a box girder bridge and is located in close proximity to the aforementioned Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges.
  6. Westminster Bridge – This bridge is one of the oldest in the English capital. The bridge was opened in 1862 and just like the Waterloo Bridge is listed as a Grade II structure. The bridge is situated in close proximity to the Palace of Westminster and is also painted in green to match the leather seats of the House of Commons.

As you can see the capital of England has plenty of interesting places which you will want to visit once your relocation to London is done. Make sure that you move via the aid of man and van company. By doing so you will go through a less stressful and irritating relocation as the employees of the man and van company which you have hired will take care of everything from start to end.

Also once you have settled in, make sure that you visit each and every one of these bridge as they are a site worth seeing.