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In London, the cornerstone is laid for the new Blackfriars Bridge across the Thames

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07/20/1865
The original Blackfriars Bridge, the third bridge over the Thames in London, had been built in 1769 and was sadly outdated and in need of repair.  The cornerstone for a new bridge was laid in a ceremony with the Lord Mayor in attendance.  The new bridge, 923 feet long and designed by Joseph Cubitt, was completed in 1869 and opened by Queen Victoria.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1865 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1866), 99.
 

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