Today’s bridge, which opened in 1973, is a concrete and steel girder bridge. Originally there was a stone-arched bridge in the 1800’s, which had replaced the 700-year-old medieval structure pictured above.
The very first bridge was originally a Roman timber bridge.
London Bridge was the only road-crossing of the Thames. Its importance has been the subject of popular culture throughout the ages such as in the nursery rhyme “London Bridge Is Falling Down” and its inclusion within art and literature.