Blackfriars Bridge
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Name Blackfriars Road Bridge, London
Owner Maintained by the City Bridge Trust for City of London Corporation.
Design Thomas Cubitt
Contractor P. A. Thom & Co.
When 1869
Where Central London over the River Thames carrying the A201.
Latitude N 51 30' 35"
Longitude W 0 06' 16"
Why The first road bridge was opened in 1769 and named the ‘Pitt Bridge’ after William Pitt. The existing bridge is one of the busiest of the four road bridges in the City.

The Blackfriars Rail Bridge is close by.
Overall type Arch
Width 32 m. - widened from 21 m. in 1910.
Length 281.3 m.
Spans Five spans of 53.3 m. to 56.3 m.
Materials Wrought iron arches
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Pictures from David Blockley, UK