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The Selling of London Bridge

  1. Date:
    05 June 2018
    Venue:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Location:
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    Time:
    14:00 - 15:00
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
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    Event description:
    ​In 1831 John Rennie’s new London Bridge opened. By the 1960s the bridge was sinking, and it was decided the best solution was building a new bridge. In 1968 Rennie's London Bridge was sold at auction and moved to Arizona. This talk explores this remarkable story.
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