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Rebuilding of London Bridge

A simple yet multifaceted overview detailing the resurrection of one of London's most iconic architetural landmarks.

Amateur film 1967 17 mins Silent

From the collection of:

Logo for London's Screen Archives


An introductory title card marks the beginning of the substantial work to come. A sequence of broad shots give us a perspective of the area from multiple points of view as life goes on uninterrupted: cars and cyclists pass over the bridge as normal. Then, a closer look at the construction workers building the new bridge alongside the old. The bricks from the old bridge are carefully marked up before being loaded up and transported away - to their new home in Arizona.

This film is from the collection of Museum of London, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.