New London Bridge sometime between 1870 and 1890
London Bridge has been rebuilt a number of times, and on the 1st of August, 1831, “New” London Bridge was opened, replacing the more than six-hundred year old structure that had stood before it.
The Demolition of Old London Bridge
King William IV and Queen Adelaide attended a banquet in a pavilion erected on the bridge to celebrate the opening.
Present day London Bridge and Tower Bridge
The present-day London Bridge is from the early 1970s, and is not to be mistaken (a common confusion with tourists) with the more attractive and photographed Tower Bridge, the next one east on the River Thames.