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In London, the new Westminster Bridge opens to full traffic, five years behind schedule

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05/24/1862
Almost five years behind the original schedule, the full span of the new Westminster Bridge was opened to traffic for the first time.  The new bridge, designed by Thomas Page, replaced the old span dating from 1750. Beset throughout its building by contractor insolvency, the bridge had only partially opened in early 1860 and was completed with full government funding.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Hayden, Benjamin Vincent, eds., Hayden's Dictionary of Dates and Useful Information ... (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893), 1063. 

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