Issue 210 Monday 8 November 2004-- Full of interesting items as usual.
TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF LONDON BRIDGE: LUNCHTIME LECTURE
Wednesday 10 November
1pm at Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn EC1
Peter Lennard, Founder, The London Bridge Museum and
The fascinating story of all the bridges that have been
London Bridge through the last two thousand years, from
the Roman Bridge, and Peter de Colechurch's famous
bridge with the houses, through Sir John Rennie's
nineteenth century bridge, now in Arizona, and right up
to the present day.
Might pop round to hear this and hope someone starts a campaign to knock down the present
bridge and build something more inspiring.
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 8 November 2004 7.54pm by James Hatts.
I think the current bridge has a certain restrained elegance to it. To get rid of it would be short sighted - think of all the art deco treasures lost just because the style fell out of fashion. Not to mention the cost and disruption of replacing a relatively new bridge that does its job perfectly simply couldn't be justified.