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53,625.  London's Millennium Bridge is the first new crossing over the River Thames for more than a century ... 325 metres long and 4 metres wide steel blade.  (Bridge & Engineering & River Thames)  How Britain Bridges the World, H2 2013

 

 

79,723.  Between Richmond and the North Sea thirty bridges span the Thames.  They carry people across a stretch of river thirty-five miles long.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  Don Cruickshank, The Bridges That Built London

 

79,724.  These extraordinary structures have been the making of London.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,725.  Vauxhall – here in 1,500 B.C. before Troy fell and long before Julius Caesar came to Britain the people of the marshes made a first attempt at a crossing.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,726.  The Thames is like the River Jordan.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,727.  The river bed is changing all the time ... in truth very shallow.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,728.  Bridges were sacred things, things of religion.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,729.  London Bridge is the most famous.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,730.  For six hundred years London Bridge dominated the City.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,731.  The river regularly froze over.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,732.  The Watermen were a very powerful lobby indeed.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

79,733.  Between 1750 and 1850 nine bridges were thrown across the Thames.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  ibid.

 

 

79,744.  There are one hundred and thirty-four bridges along the length of the Thames.  (London & Bridge & River Thames)  Peter Ackroyd’s Thames 2/4

 

 

135,069.  Twenty-eight bridges span the river … ‘I’m standing in front of the most iconic bridge on the Thames: Tower Bridge.  Everybody knows it.  It’s got those twin towers.  And it was built in 1894 so that the shipping could still come into this very valuable bit of water, the pool of London … It looks medieval, and that was the plan … It’s a really early steel-framed construction, but on the outside they put Cornish Granite and Portland Stone dressings … So it looks like a medieval castle’  (River & London & Docks & Bridge & River Thames)  Sophie Campbell, The River Thames: Then & Now, Channel 5 2020

 

 

136,449.  London, England: a bridge that made headlines for all the wrong reasons.  Bridges have been across the Thames for centuries.  But twenty years ago a new iconic bridge left pedestrians with a very queasy feeling … The Millennium Bridge: a unique pedestrian-only crossing spanning the Thames.  (Engineering & Disaster & Mistake & Bridge & River Thames)  Massive Engineering Mistakes s1e1, Quest 2020

 

 

9,138.  The scandal of our polluted rivers.  We capture evidence of untreated sewage being dumped.  We see the damage sewage causes.  And we expose the water companies breaking the law.  (Sewage & River & River Thames)  Panorama: The River Pollution Scandal, BBC 2021

 

2,488.  The Thames is a world-famous river and it’s an essential part of London life.  But despite its importance, parts of the river are being used as an open sewer.  (Sewage & River & River Thames)  ibid.  

 

69,326.  This is Barnes in south-west London.  Now the river’s pretty low at the moment, so I’m standing on what you might think is the river-bed.  Except it isn’t.  It’s a mound of wet-wipes.  (Sewage & River & River Thames)  ibid.  

 

53,079.  This isn’t the exception: it’s commonplace.  (Sewage & River & River Thames)  ibid.