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Plan and Elevation OF LONDON BRIDGE, in its Present State. (2nd JULY 1799) by Mr Dance

Plan and Elevation OF LONDON BRIDGE, in its Present State. (2nd JULY 1799) by Mr Dance

Draughtsman: Dance

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace XVII

Item number: 29

Length: 279

Width: 508

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1" : 51 Feet (1 : 2400)

Map scale description: 3" 11/12 : 200 feet

This 1799 elevation of London Bridge contains detailed measurements of its dimensions and of the varying water levels of the River Thames at spring and neap tides. A plan of the bridge showing the shape and size of the protective piles ('starlings') is included, showing how narrow the passageway for water traffic was at this time.


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