Westminster Bridge facts for kids

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Coordinates: 51°30′03″N 0°07′19″W / 51.50083°N 0.12194°W / 51.50083; -0.12194

Westminster Bridge
River Thames and Westminster Bridge, London-17Aug2009.jpg
River Thames: the bridge nearest the camera is Westminster Bridge, the next bridge is Lambeth Bridge, and bridge just visible in the distance is Vauxhall Bridge
(as seen from the London Eye observation wheel)
Carries Motor vehicles
Pedestrians
Crosses River Thames
Locale London, England
Heritage status Grade II* listed structure
Characteristics
Design Arch Bridge
History
Opened 1862

Westminster Bridge is a road traffic and foot bridge over the River Thames between Westminster and Lambeth, in London. It is right next to the Houses of Parliament.

History

Until Westminster Bridge was built in 1750, there was only one bridge crossing the River Thames.

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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