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How London's bridges transformed life in the capital

From Hungerford to Blackfriars, Westminster and Millennium, an exhibition called 'Bridge' at the Museum of London looks at how London's bridges allow people to move around and experience the capital.

Thomas Heatherwick's ambitious 'Garden Bridge' proposal, playing with the ideas of destination and crossing will feature, along with other debates and issues confronting London and its bridges today.

To cross a London bridge is to really see the city. London’s bridges give a view of the capital impossible to appreciate from its jumbled medieval street plan.

Most of the time we are in a maze of streets and the city reveals itself in fragments. On a bridge, however, the full iconic panorama is laid out.

– Francis Marshall, Museum of London

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Looking beneath London Bridge into the Upper Pool

Credit: Albert Gravely Linney/Museum of London

Rush Hour from the South Side of London Bridge (1978)

Credit: Barry Lewis/Museum of London

London Bridge

Credit: Charles Ginner/Museum of London

Tower Bridge (1910)

Credit: Christina Broom/Museum of London

Hungerford Bridge

Credit: Crispin Hughes/Museum of London

View of the building in progress at Blackfriars Bridge

Credit: Giovanni Battista Piranesi/Museum of London

Detail of London from the Roof of Albion Mills (1791)

Credit: Henry Aston Barker/Museum of London

Tower Bridge with the bascules raised

Credit: Henry Grant/Museum of London

Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament by night

Credit: Henry Grant/Museum of London

A windy evening on London Bridge (1937)

Credit: Henry Turner/Museum of London

View of Westminster Bridge from the South East, 1789

Credit: Joseph Farrington/Museum of London

London (2014)

Creidt: Lucinda Grange/Museum of London

Inside London Bridge

Credit: Luncinda Grange/Museum of London

Blackfriars Bridge and Railway Bridge

Credit: Museum of London

The City from Tower Bridge

Credit: Marion Davies/Museum of London

Waterloo Bridge during the morning rush hour

Credit: Roger Mayne/Museum of London

Proposed garden bridge

Credit:Thomas Heatherwick/Museum of London