Southwark Bridge

Southwark Bridge. Steel engraving. Drawn by Tomblesons and engraved by H. Winkles. 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.]

We now approach the Southwark-bridge, the stupendous iron arches of which unite, with three spans, the city of London and the borough of Southwark. The centre arch extends 240 feet; being 38 feet wider than the monument is high. Southwark, having been granted to the city by Edward III, for the annual payment of £10, in the reign of Edward VI was formed into a twenty-sixth ward, by the name of "Bridge-Ward-Without" [73-74].

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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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