TQ3180 : Blackfriars Railway Bridge

taken 9 months ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Blackfriars Railway Bridge
The original railway bridge in this location was built in 1864. The red column shown here is one of its pillars, all of which are still in place. The bridge itself has been removed in 1985. Next to it is the second Blackfriars railway bridge, which was built only two years after the first one. During the Thameslink upgrade in 2007, the platforms of Blackfriars station were extended across the length of the bridge, and the platform canopies can be seen here. There are several slack wires fixed to the bridge pillars at different heights above the waterline, perhaps to aid people who have fallen in the river.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  Railways 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3169 8072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6042N 0:6.2250W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3166 8068
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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