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Blackfriars Bridge

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Blackfriars Bridge

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Ian C wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom23,995 contributions1,356 helpful votes
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There is or were three Blackfriars bridges, all side by side. The first is the road and pedestrian bridge built in 1869 on the site of an older bridge and famous for the carvings of birds and marine life on its piers. The second was the old railway bridge from 1886 for the London, Chatham & Dover Railway, of which today only the piers remain, the bridge having been demolished in 1985. The third is the new railway bridge opened in the 1970's, which was widened and altered around 10 years ago to extend the platforms of Blackfriars Station across the river and create a second entrance on the other side. Blackfriars Station is therefore one of the few stations in the world to sit above a major river with station entrances at both ends. Even better, the platforms running along the two sides provide stunning views up and down the river through their glass walls. For me, this is the best way to cross from Blackfriars tube station to Tate Modern, one of London's hidden gems.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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KodoDrummer wrote a review May 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,520 contributions138,272 helpful votes
Historic bridge dating back to the opening of the current bridge in 1869 for the existing bridge which replaced one build 100 years earlier. We walked across on the footpath. Nice river and riverbank views,
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Alice R wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia7,660 contributions598 helpful votes
Went under the bridge whilst taking a trip on the Thames, it needs some attention, a lot of rust, looks drab.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jack R wrote a review Mar 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom551 contributions89 helpful votes
This is of course one of many bridges across the Thames, but interesting because there is the old road bridge next to the new rail bridge, separated by the pillars from the original rail bridge.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Acineto wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand15,723 contributions582 helpful votes
One of the many Bridges that crosses the Thames. The positioning of this bridge was quite good from Gabriel's Wharf. There is also an interesting design on the end of the bridge from the Southbank Walkway area.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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