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Medieval inhabited bridge (London Bridge, 16th century)

Medieval inhabited bridge (London Bridge, 16th century)

In the Tudor Era around 200 buildings were built on the bridge across the River Thames.

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inhabited bridge, Thames, dwelling, medieval, bridge, transportation, England, drawbridge, Great Britain, London, Middle Ages, House of Tudor, chapel, trade, watermill, water wheel, arch, shops, gatehouse, built-in, lifestyle, modern history, 16th century, history

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Questions

  • In which century did the construction of the old London Bridge start?
  • In which century was the old London Bridge completed?
  • What was the width of the old bridge?
  • Across which river was London Bridge built?
  • When was the old London Bridge demolished?
  • How many arches was the bridge supported by?
  • What kind of industrial facility was built on the old London Bridge?
  • What building was in the middle of the bridge?
  • Which of these facilities was not present on the bridge?
  • How many gatehouses were on the bridge at the beginning of the 16th century?
  • What was NOT built on the bridge?
  • Is it true that there was access to the chapel from the river too?
  • What was the width of the roadway on the bridge?
  • Who was the chapel on the bridge dedicated to?
  • Is it true that the arches of the bridge were irregular?
  • Why did it take long to cross the bridge?
  • Is it true that above the bridge there was also a drawbridge?
  • How long was the old bridge?
  • How many buildings stood on the bridge in the Tudor period?
  • What was the orientation of the bridge?
  • Which of these items was not sold on the old bridge?
  • What did workshops use to advertise their products?
  • What kind of mill operated on the bridge?
  • Whom could you certainly NOT have met on the bridge in the 15th century?
  • Whom could you certainly NOT have met on the bridge in the 15th century?
  • What was the biggest hazard threatening the bridge?
  • The bridge was "for wise men to pass over, and for fools to pass under." What does this saying refer to?
  • How many lanes was the roadway divided into?

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