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Cross River Traffic - A history of London's bridges by [Roberts, Chris]

Cross River Traffic - A history of London's bridges Kindle Edition

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"[Roberts] takes each bridge in turn, giving much splendid detail about
their history and construction" -- Publishing News

"This book is a delightful history of London's bridges and the
photographs alone make it well worth a look."
-- Live in London

Synopsis

London has seventeen points where the Thames can be strolled over ranging from the fantastically fruity Tower Bridge to the grim functionalism of Wandsworth. "Cross River Traffic" tells the history of the current crossings (and their predecessors) - why and how they were built as well as incidents that have occurred on them, from ghost stories to terrorist plots, sexual antics to suicides. The book explores the reasons why the crossings are situated where they are and the effect on the communities they link as well as on London as a whole. The bridges stitch the north and south of the river together, and were crucial in making it the unified metropolis of the Victorian era. They are also aiding the refashioning of London's waterfront in the 21st century. The book answers such crucial questions as why do London's bikers meet on Chelsea Bridge, who was assassinated on Waterloo and how did a hairdresser save Hammersmith Bridge and a poet the Albert Bridge. "Cross River Traffic" is a delightfully digressive and informative history.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 343 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: F and M Publications (4 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UMLOYI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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