Waterloo Bridge.

Waterloo Bridge. Steel engraving. Drawn by T. Shepherd and engraved by Abresch. From Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway. Text and formatting by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the University of California Library and the Internet Archive and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

It has five immense semi-elliptic arches, the centre embracing 152 feet, and the two narrowest 130 feet each, which latter exceeds in extent the span of any other stone bridge in Europe. Immediately on leaving the bridge are seen the picturesque ruins of the old London-bridge, erected between the years 1176 and 1209, and the first that crossed the river at the metropolis, and from whence the port of London originally commenced. [74]

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References

Fearnside, W. G. Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway, Engraved on Steel by the First Artists. London: Black and Armstrong, [n.d. after 1837]. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California at Berkley Library. Web. 30 March 2012.


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