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Westminster Bridge

bridge over the River Thames in London

Coordinates: 51°30′03″N 0°07′19″W / 51.50083°N 0.12194°W / 51.50083; -0.12194

Westminster Bridge
River Thames and Westminster Bridge, London-17Aug2009.jpg
River Thames: the bridge nearest the camera is Westminster Bridge, the next bridge is Lambeth Bridge, and bridge just visible in the distance is Vauxhall Bridge
(as seen from the London Eye observation wheel)
Coordinates 51°30′03″N 0°07′19″W / 51.5008°N 0.1219°W / 51.5008; -0.1219Coordinates: 51°30′03″N 0°07′19″W / 51.5008°N 0.1219°W / 51.5008; -0.1219[1]
CarriesMotor vehicles
Pedestrians
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleLondon, England
Heritage statusGrade II* listed structure
Characteristics
DesignArch Bridge
History
Opened1862

Westminster Bridge is a road traffic and foot bridge over the River Thames between Westminster and Lambeth, in London. It is right next to the Houses of Parliament.

HistoryEdit

Until Westminster Bridge was built in 1750, there was only one bridge[2] crossing the River Thames.[3]

In June 2012, the bridge was highlighted on the route of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames.[4]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Heritage List for England.
  2. Before 1750, London Bridge was the only bridge across the Thames.
  3. Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Key facts; retrieved 2012-6-3.
  4. Londontown.com, "Thames Jubilee Pageant,"; retrieved 2012-6-4.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Westminster Bridge at Wikimedia Commons