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Southwark Bridge
Southwark Bridge, River Thames, London, England.jpg
Southwark Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral
Carries A300 road
Crosses River Thames
Locale Southwark, London
Maintained by Bridge House Estates,
City of London Corporation
Heritage status Grade II listed structure
Preceded by Millennium Bridge
Followed by Cannon Street Railway Bridge
Characteristics
Total length 800 feet (243.8 m)
Width 55 feet (16.8 m)
Longest span 240 feet (73.2 m)
History
Opened 6 June 1921

Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge across the River Thames in London, England. The bridge makes it possible to travel back and forth between Southwark and the City of London

At the north-west side is Vintners Court.

The south end is near the Tate Modern and Globe Theatre

The next bridge upstream is the London Millennium Bridge. The next downstream is Cannon Street Railway Bridge.

History

Southwark Bridge opened in 1921. A previous bridge on this site opened in 1819

In June 2012, the bridge was highlighted on the route of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames.

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