Old London Bridge: The Story of the Longest Inhabited Bridge in Europe

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For over 600 years, Old London Bridge represented the pulsating heart of London. The scene of commerce and battle, romance and ceremony, it remained a vibrant focal point for 20 generations of Londoners. This remarkable structure with its drawbridge, nineteen arches, and nineteen piers stood majestic through the centuries and was an inspiration to many who saw it. This is the story of the bridge, its inhabitants, and its extraordinary evolution and of how it came to live on in affectionate folk memory, occupying a unique place in London’s heritage.

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For over 600 years, Old London Bridge represented the pulsating heart of London. The scene of commerce and battle, romance and ceremony, it remained a vibrant focal point for twenty generations of Londoners: life and death flowed over and under it. This remarkable structure—with its drawbridge, nineteen arches, and nineteen piers—stood majestic through the centuries and was an inspiration to many who saw it. This is the story of the bridge, its inhabitants, and its extraordinary evolution—and of how it came to live on in affectionate folk memory, occupying a unique place in London’s heritage.

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Patricia Pierce is a former publisher, editor and writer who has long had a passion for the history of Old London Bridge.

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