By Brian Cookson
Triumphs of structure and engineering, London's bridges have encouraged artists as varied as Dickens and Monet. From the stylish Richmond Bridge to the Gothic, quintessentially British Tower Bridge, they've got shaped the backdrop to battles, rebellions, pageantry and mysteries for 2 millennia. Crossing the River tells those tales, together with the assassination of a dissident with a poisoned umbrella on Waterloo Bridge; the plain suicide of 'God's banker', an Italian financier with hyperlinks to the Vatican, the Masons and the Mafia; and the Marchioness tragedy and its arguable aftermath.
that includes illustrations and pictures outdated and new, this booklet will unquestionably raise the reader's wisdom and appreciation of the bridges and the folk who outfitted them, and thereby increase the excitement of seeing them, even if at relaxation or caught in a site visitors jam.
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Crossing the River: The History of London's Thames River Bridges from Richmond to the Tower by Brian Cookson