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Ghostly images show London's bridges through the ages

These ghostly images show London's iconic bridges through the ages - merging photos from 200 years ago with the modern landscape. Compiled by the Museum of London Docklands, the images compare the city's landmark bridges with how they looked at the invention of photography.

More recent black and white snaps of London Bridge and Tower Bridge, from the early 20th century, show that despite the massive changes the capital has gone through, some things never change.

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One fascinating picture by photographer Henry Turner in the 1930s, called 'A Windy Evening on London Bridge', sees people crossing the iconic monument on their way to work.

The image is contrasted with an image of modern day commuters crossing the bridge behind them, the only difference between them being the difference in fashions of clothes - the cloudy weather even looks the same.

The hybrid photographs are part of the museum's new art exhibition, Bridge, which opens on June 27.

Richmond Bridge in 1930 compared to today

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Charing Cross Railway Bridge in late 19th century compared to today

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Vauxhall Bridge from Cambridge Wharf in 1928 compared to today

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Waterloo Bridge, London, from Embankment, circa 1903-1910 compared to modern day

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Richmond Bridge in late 19th century compared to modern day

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Looking north across London Bridge in the 1920s compared to modern day

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Tower Bridge, London, under construction in the late 19th century compared to modern day

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Tower Bridge in 1930 compared to modern day

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London Bridge with Monument in the background in late 19th century compared to modern day

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Beginning of the demolition of Old Waterloo Bridge in 1934 compared to modern day

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Southwark Bridge, London, in 1935 compared to modern day

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Blackfriars Bridge and Railway Bridge in late 19th century compared to modern day

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Hammersmith Bridge in 1955 compared to modern day

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Albert Bridge in late 19th century compared to modern day

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