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Still Standing

Yup! It's the same bridge mentioned in the famous children’s nursery rhyme. Originally commissioned by King Henry II in 1176 and completed in 1209, it looked much different than the London Bridge you see today. Much narrower and built on thick, stone pillars, the first “London Bridge” was 800 feet long, but only 26 feet wide, and eventually housed over 200 buildings., Over the past few hundred years it's been reincarnated multiple times, most recently in 1972. So if you want to cross the Thames like they have for over 800 years, head to London Bridge. It won't fall down.

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