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Day 132: Unilever House and Blackfriars Bridge

14 Sep

Unilever House and Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge, carrying the A201 road. The north end is near the Inns of Court and Temple Church, along with Blackfriars station. The south end is near the Tate Modern art gallery and the Oxo Tower.

The present bridge was completed in 1869 and consists of five wrought iron arches built to a design by Joseph Cubitt.

Due to the volume of traffic over the bridge, it was widened between 1907 to 1910, from 70 feet (21 m) to its present 105 feet (32 m).

The bridge became internationally notorious in 1982, when the Italian banker Roberto Calvi was found hanged below one of its arches in what was originally believed to be a suicide, but is now officially regarded as a murder.

From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackfriars_Bridge

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