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“Another bridge linking The City to Southwark”
Review of Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Bridge
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Crime and Mystery Walking Tour of London's Southbank
Ranked #397 of 1,679 things to do in London
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Owner description: Completed in 1869 and widened in 1910, this bridge features five graceful cast-iron arches, built to the designs of Joseph Cubitt and H. Carr.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Blackfriars Bridge is a Grade II historic structure and one of handful of bridges that link The City on the north side of the River Thames to Southwark.

This bridge was originally built between 1760-1769 to become the third bridge to span the River Thames and relieve pressure on the aged and overused London Bridge during that time.

The bridge was originally called the William Pitt Bridge but has always carried it's informal name obtained from its once close proximity to the Blackfriars Monastery, which stood nearby the bridge on The City side of the river at the time of the bridges origin.

By 1869 a new bridge was constructed by Joseph Cubitt, this one being made of five iron arches, replacing the old bridge, which featured nine semi-elliptical stone arches. The present bridge was widened between 1907-1910 to cope with the volume of traffic.

You can walk Blackfriars Bridge if needing to cross the Thames in this area of the city. It is one of several nearby that you can use. These include Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge, London Bridge as well as Towers Bridge - a bit further east along the river.

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Even the approach to this Bridge and Station will give excellent views of some of the more interesting sights of this part of London.
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At weekends the Station is to be highly recommended, especially for those using the Thameslink either way Brighton-Bedford-brighton. One can be the only passenger waiting on the platform on a Saturday or Sunday!
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It is all so dazzingly new and up to date, and convenient. The foyer to the Station is worth a tour.
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The views from the platforms, up and down the river, are superb.

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