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Bridging the divide: Museum of London exhibition to celebrate 120 years of Tower Bridge

Posted at 12:15 pm, February 24, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Photos of London

Think you know the difference between London and Tower Bridge? Yep, us too, so spare a thought for Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, who was so confused by the capital’s river crossings that she made a whole video dedicated to London Bridge in her 2006 hit only for it to be Tower Bridge in the background. Bless.

To avoid any Fergie-esque clangers, the Museum of London’s forthcoming exhibition, ‘Bridges’, is just the thing. Launching in June, the exhibition contains rare photography, paintings and designs from the archives. Spanning several decades, it covers everything from early photos of the Isambard Kingdom Brunel-designed Hungerford Bridge to present-day portraits of Norman Foster’s Millennium Bridge.

In the meantime, and just in case you need a hand in the bridge trivia stakes, check out the selection of images from the exhibition below. No excuses now (even for you, Fergie). Mark O’Donnell

The Museum of London Docklands ‘Bridge’ exhibition opens June 27. Entry is free.

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