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London Bridge

Road bridge across River Thames in London, opened in 1973

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Several bridges named London Bridge have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The current crossing, which opened to traffic in 1973, is a box girder bridge built from concrete and steel. It replaced a 19th-century stone-arched bridge, which in turn superseded a 600-year-old stone-built medieval structure. This was preceded by a succession of timber bridges, the first of which was built by the Roman founders of London.

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'I started throwing pint glasses and bottles at them - everything that was there,' Gerard Vowls tells court
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'It was like he didn't even think about it, but reacted immediately,' says witness
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Woman thought gang were going to 'cut her head off' before unarmed police officers started fighting them
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

Kirsty Boden was stabbed in the head as she tried to save a waiter as he lay dying, the inquest hears.
6 days ago • BBC News
Helen Kennett was trying to help victim Alexandre Pigeard, who told her to run before dying of his injuries
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Helen Kennett asked the knifeman what was wrong with him before he stabbed her, an inquest hears.
1 week ago • BBC News
'I ran. You could hear the tables moving, glasses smashing, people running'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

PC Mia Kerr says she drew her baton to guard people as they tried to save a man who had been stabbed.
1 week ago • BBC News
'I thought it was an accident, something happened to the driver,' Richard Livett says
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Khuram Butt shouted "Allahu Akbar" then stabbed Richard Livett, the London Bridge inquest hears.
1 week ago • BBC News

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