Westminster Bridge

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Coordinates: 51°30′03″N 0°07′19″W / 51.50083°N 0.12194°W / 51.50083; -0.12194

Westminster Bridge
River Thames and Westminster Bridge, London-17Aug2009.jpg
River Thames: the bridge nearest the camera is Westminster Bridge, the next bridge is Lambeth Bridge, and bridge just visible in the distance is Vauxhall Bridge
(as seen from the London Eye observation wheel)
CarriesMotor vehicles
Pedestrians
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleLondon, England
Heritage statusGrade II* listed structure
Characteristics
DesignArch Bridge
History
Opened1862

Westminster Bridge is a road traffic and foot bridge over the River Thames between Westminster and Lambeth, in London. It is right next to the Houses of Parliament.

History[change | change source]

Until Westminster Bridge was built in 1750, there was only one bridge[1] crossing the River Thames.[2]

In June 2012, the bridge was highlighted on the route of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames.[3]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Before 1750, London Bridge was the only bridge across the Thames.
  2. Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Key facts; retrieved 2012-6-3.
  3. Londontown.com, "Thames Jubilee Pageant,"; retrieved 2012-6-4.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Westminster Bridge at Wikimedia Commons