HS2 starts construction of the UK’s longest railway bridge

A giant bridge building machine has started building a giant bridge for HS2 just inside the M25 in west London. Launching girder (c) HS2 This is the Colne Valley Viaduct, which will be a two-mile long bridge spanning a series of lakes and waterways between Hillingdon and the M25. When completed, it will also be … Read more

‘Monumental’ Monet Waterloo Bridge masterpiece expected to fetch £ 24m at auction

Undated handout photo issued by Christie’s Images LTD of Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge, Effet de Brume. Issue date: Monday May 30, 2022. One of Claude Monet’s “monumental” paintings of Waterloo Bridge will go under the hammer for an estimated £ 24 million in London next month after being in possession of the same US family … Read more

Blackfriars Railway Station: 10 Years Of The Thames-Spanning Wonder

Happy birthday to a very special London station. It’s the only London station that has two postcodes. Blackfriars spans the Thames, with one entrance on Bankside (SE1), and the other in the City (EC4V). But it wasn’t always thus. 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the rebuild. Blackfriars has been here for a century and … Read more

The UK’s Busiest Lifeboat Station Is Hiding In Plain Sight By Waterloo Bridge

The crew of the busiest lifeboat station in the UK. Image: Paige Kahn By the north end of Waterloo Bridge a long white pavilion gently bobs up and down on the banks of the Thames. You might have passed it dozens of times without paying it much attention. In fact, it’s the busiest lifeboat station … Read more

This Restaurant Brings A Taste Of Brooklyn To London Bridge

Minutes away from the multi-cuisine stalls of Borough Market, you’ll find BRIX. An all-day dining restaurant with a rambunctious late-night barthis New York-inspired venue has carved out a spot in London Bridge’s dining scene, bringing gourmet street food, bespoke cocktails and a lively entertainment schedule to Great Gilford Street. Set across two floors, BRIX boasts … Read more

Name That Bridge! Can You Identify These 7 Thames Bridges?

Image of Blackfriars rail bridge, by Londonist Did you know that there are more than 200 bridges over the River Thames? We tend to only think of the big ones in central London, but the mighty Thames has many other spans upstream. In his book, Thames Bridges, David C Ramzan explores all 200 of them, … Read more

How an 1837 Boston Bridge Dispute Redefined Private-Public Rights

In February 1837, the US Supreme Court, voting 5-2, rejected a claim by the owners of a toll bridge in Boston that the Massachusetts legislature had acted unconstitutionally in authorizing construction of a second, competing bridge. The ruling meant little to Bostonians. The second span, the Warren Bridge, connecting their city with the Charlestown neighborhood, … Read more

Plan Unveiled to Save Hammersmith Bridge

One-third of the cost of stabilizing west London’s Hammersmith Bridge will be met by the Government. Ministers announced funding of £ 2.93 million to ensure the crossing remains open for pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic. Cracks in the pedestals of the 135-year-old cast-iron structure mean motor vehicles have been banned from using it since April … Read more

Covid-19: Work on temporary China-Hong Kong bridge began before emergency law was invoked, satellite images show

On March 4, as Hong Kong’s fifth wave of Covid-19 was at its worst, Chief Secretary John Lee evoked an emergency regulation to build a temporary bridge connecting Lok Ma Chau Loop, the site of a soon-to-be-built makeshift hospital , to Shenzhen, across the border. Satellite images acquired by HKFP appear to show a bridge … Read more