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Section of the WATERWAY at LONDON BRIDGE as it was before the Opening of the GREAT ARCH & at the beginning of Feb.y 1763

Section of the WATERWAY at LONDON BRIDGE as it was before the Opening of the GREAT ARCH & at the beginning of Feb.y 1763

Printer: Luke Hansard & Son

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: Maps.Crace XVII

Item number: 30

Length: 279

Width: 381

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1 Inch : 20 Feet (1 : 1200)

Map scale description: 4 15/16" : 100 feet

This plan, commissioned by the House of Commons, features proposed alterations to the central arch of London Bridge. The architect intented to widen the arch by reducing the width of the protective pilings ('starlings') on each side. Support would be added to the structure by filling in the locks around the support struts.

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