London's Bridges

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  • 1. 
    6 November 1869 was a busy day for Queen Victoria. Which Thames bridge did she open, before moving on to similar duties at Holborn Viaduct?
    • A. 

      London Bridge

    • B. 

      Southwark Bridge

    • C. 

      Blackfriars Bridge

    • D. 

      Tower Bridge

  • 2. 
    Whose architectural firm helped design the Millennium Bridge, which was christened the 'wobbly bridge' after its less-than-steady opening?
    • A. 

      Sir Richard Rogers

    • B. 

      Sir Terry Farrell

    • C. 

      Sir Norman Foster

    • D. 

      Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

  • 3. 
    The two Golden Jubilee Bridges at Charing Cross flank which railway bridge?
    • A. 

      Hungerford Bridge

    • B. 

      Grosvenor Bridge

    • C. 

      Savoy Bridge

    • D. 

      Northumberland Bridge

  • 4. 
    Which upstream crossing includes eight sculpted female figures (each weighing two tons), one of whom holds a model of St Paul's Cathedral?
    • A. 

      Albert Bridge

    • B. 

      Wandsworth Bridge

    • C. 

      Battersea Bridge

    • D. 

      Vauxhall Bridge

  • 5. 
    Old London Bridge (the one with all the cluttered housing on it) contained a chapel dedicated to which British saint?
    • A. 

      Thomas Becket

    • B. 

      Thomas More

    • C. 

      St George

    • D. 

      Edward the Confessor

  • 6. 
    What unusual restriction is signed on the approach to Albert Bridge?
    • A. 

      No cattle

    • B. 

      All troops must break step

    • C. 

      You may not reverse on this bridge

    • D. 

      Tollgate: fee, 3 peppercorns

  • 7. 
    Why is Waterloo Bridge sometimes referred to as the Ladies' Bridge?
    • A. 

      Ladies Somerset and Astor privately funded its construction

    • B. 

      It was built during WWII using mostly female labour

    • C. 

      It was a common haunt of post-war prostitutes

    • D. 

      Original proposals would have restricted pedestrian access to females only

  • 8. 
    Name the singer who, in 2006, had a hit with 'London Bridge' - the video of which contains copious shots of Tower Bridge.
    • A. 

      Fergie

    • B. 

      Kylie

    • C. 

      Britney

    • D. 

      Rihanna

  • 9. 
    Which is the only Thames bridge that is wholly within the City of London?
    • A. 

      London Bridge

    • B. 

      Millennium Bridge

    • C. 

      Southwark Bridge

    • D. 

      Blackfriars Bridge

  • 10. 
    Which of the following westerly bridges have we just made up?
    • A. 

      Chiswick Bridge

    • B. 

      Kew Bridge

    • C. 

      Kingston Bridge

    • D. 

      Surbiton Bridge