A View of London Bridge with the Ruins of ye Temporary Bridge,Drawn the Day after the Dreadfull Fire April 11th 1758 by A. Walker.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, June 28, 1758, by R. Wilkinson, 58, Cornhill. [but c.1800.]
Coloured engraving. 260 x 400mm (10¼ x 15¾"). '7' in m.s. top right.
While work to strengthen London Bridge, including the clearing of all buildings on the bridge, a fire broke out that destroyed the central drawbridge. Because the fire began on on both sides of the bridge it is believed that it was arson. A temporary bridge was open to carriages less than a month later.
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