Waterloo Bridge


Waterloo Bridge

This is the bridge with the finest views of the city.

Location: A301, Waterloo Bridge

Description: The current Sir Giles Gilbert Scott bridge between Waterloo and the Strand was partially opened on Tuesday 11 March 1942 and eventually completed in 1945. It has been known as the Ladies Bridge because of the large number of female workers employed in it's build. It's been grade II listed since 1981.

The first bridge here (toll-fee required) was opened in 1817 and built by John Rennie. It soon became suicide central and also in 1841, the American daredevil Samuel Gilbert Scott was killed while performing an act hanging by a rope from a scaffold on the bridge.

Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was stabbed with a poisoned umbrella on the bridge in 1978, and died a few days later.

Themes: RiverRiver Theme  MotoringMotoring Theme
Waterloo Bridge

This is the bridge with the finest views of the city.

Ranking This Month: 2465/2979

Pages Hit This Month: 4


Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code: CAPTCHA


Other places nearby:


Westminster Boating Base», 1.7km

Albert Bridge's Trembling Lady», 2.8km

Taggs 'Karsino' Island», 12.km

Mouth of the River Walbrook», 1.0km

The SS Montgomery Wreck», 38.km

Chelsea Bridge», 2.1km

Waterloo Bridge», 0km

Sandy Banks on the Thames», 0.3km

Battersea Bridge», 3.0km

The York Watergate», 0.2km

Location Pinpointed: