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Cross River Traffic free pdf London has seventeen points where the Thames can be strolled over ranging from the fantastically fruity Tower Bridge to the grim functionalism of Wandsworth. "Cross River Traffic" tells the history of the current crossings (and their predecessors) - why and how they were built as well as incidents that have occurred on them, from ghost stories to terrorist plots, sexual antics to suicides. The book explores the reasons why the crossings are situated where they are and the effect on the communities they link as well as on London as a whole. The bridges stitch the north and south of the river together, and were crucial in making it the unified metropolis of the Victorian era. They are also aiding the refashioning of London's waterfront in the 21st century. The book answers such crucial questions as why do London's bikers meet on Chelsea Bridge, who was assassinated on Waterloo and how did a hairdresser save Hammersmith Bridge and a poet the Albert Bridge. "Cross River Traffic" is a delightfully digressive and informative history.

About Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts lives in South London not far from the river. He winters in libraries and spends the summer months conducting tours along the banks of the Thames and over the bridges.
He is the author of Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme, also published by Granta. (www.fandmpublications.co.uk)

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Author : Chris Roberts
Publisher : Granta Books
Data Published : 04 September 2006
ISBN : 186207884X
EAN : 9781862078840
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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