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Guided Walk: Engineering the River - bridges, tunnels and embankments

  • The Scoop at More London London, England, SE1 2AA United Kingdom (map)
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The fate of the London Bridge area was sealed sometime in the 1stcentury when the Romans built the first wooden bridge over the Thames just downstream from where today’s bridge stands. Since then it has been a place of strategic commercial, social and transport significance, and the area has borne witness to some amazing advancements in engineering to overcome the considerable obstacle posed by the river Thames.  

Our tour examines the tunnels, bridges and land reclamation that have tamed the wide, swampy river marsh that would have been found here around 2000 years ago. 

Starts at 6pm; meeting point at the Scoop, More London; approx. 1.5 hours long

London Bridge Guided Walks are organised by Team London Bridge and led by Alan Read, who is Blue Badge certified.

Date: 18th July 2019

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Place: Near the entrance to City Hall, at the top of the slope leading down to the Scoop at More London.

Contact Alan on: 07736 015 266

This event is part of City of London’s Fantastic Feats programme, click here to find out more.


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