Water­loo Bridge

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● The bridge was de­signed by Giles Gil­bert Scott, who also de­signed the iconic red tele­phone boxes, as well as Bat­tersea Power Sta­tion, Bank­side Power Sta­tion (now Tate Mod­ern) and Liver­pool Cathe­dral.

● It was the first re­in­forced con­crete bridge over the Thames in cen­tral Lon­don.

● The bridge is clad in Port­land stone, which has the use­ful prop­erty of clean­ing it­self when it rains.

● The Kinks hit sin­gle “Water­loo Sun­set” was partly in­spired by the bridge; it was where, in his teens, song­writer Ray Davies used to go for ro­man­tic walks with his girl­friend.

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