TQ3180 : Blackfriars Bridge from Millennium Bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Blackfriars Bridge from Millennium Bridge
Blackfriars Bridge from Millennium Bridge
Looking up the River Thames to Blackfriars Bridge with its huge solar panel roof.
Blackfriars Railway Bridge

There have been two structures with the name. The first bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by Joseph Cubitt for the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. Massive abutments at each end carried the railway's insignia, preserved and restored on the south side. It eventually became too weak to support modern trains, and was removed in 1985 - all that remains is a series of columns crossing the Thames and the southern abutment, which is a Grade II listed structure LinkExternal link . The remaining bridge, built slightly further downstream (to the east), was originally called St Paul's Railway Bridge and opened in 1886. It was designed by John Wolfe-Barry and Henry Marc Brunel and is made of wrought iron.

River Thames

The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain, and the longest entirely within England. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Friday, 11 December, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3173 8069 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5875N 0:6.1911W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 32061 80771
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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