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Engelsk
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24.09.2010
Tema
Transport


London Bridge

The section on London Bridge is about how the bridge was first built, and how it has changed over the past thousand years. It was first built in AD43. At the time, they built it in wood. Around 950 years later, the Danes raided London. They sailed up the river, and managed to pull the bridge down. The bridge later were repaired, but was replaced by a stone bridge only some decades later. This bridge lasted for almost six hundred years. The next bridge made, lasted for a shorter period, until 1967, when a new bridge was built to make it wider due to the increased traffic. This is the London Bridge which stands today.

 

The text I liked best was the one about how the last bridge to be replaced was sold to America. An Oil Company bought it for 2.5 million dollars, and the reactions was divided. Most of British people thought it was not right that a big British landmark like this should end up in America. The Americans, on their side, thought it was great. The man who sold the bridge, Ivan Luckin, had a nephew named Terry Bedford. That’s the man you want to speak with if you’d like to know more. He wrote a very interesting account of sale. He tells stories about the bridge which his uncle told him as a teenager.


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