Tuesday 26 February 2013

London Bridges (3)

Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge is a lot older than it looks. The concrete utilitarianism might make you think it hails from the 60s or 70s; it is in fact much older dating back to 1945. Located at one of the many turns in the river there are very good view both upstream and downstream from this bridge; which will also take you to one of the most vibrant parts of the South Bank.
Westminster Bridge
When Wordworth wrote his sonnet 'Composed on Westminster Bridge' it was on the predecessor to the current bridge; but a clear and misty morning still gives some fantastic views looking back towards the City or enjoying the Palace of Westminster. Westminster Bridge is painted green, to match the leather seats in the House of Commons which is the nearest part of the Palace of Westminster to the bridge.

Both Waterloo and Westminster are Grade II* listed structures.

The final part of our bridge series will wrap up some rail bridges, foot bridges and a few more heading west out of London.