Grandpapa Easy's New scripture historical alphabet, Page 6

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THE BRIDGES.
London stands, as most of you know, on the two sides of the river Thames. The part on the North side is called the Cities of London and Westminster, and that on the South side the Borough of Southwark. These two parts are united by a Tunnel and six fine Bridges. The Tunnel is dug under the river, and is not far from the Custom House. The Bridge nearest the Tunnel is London Bridge, on the same spot as a bridge is said to have stood when the Romans were in England. The present bridge is a very noble one, and was built of Aberdeen granite, only a few years ago. Next to this is Southwark Bridge, built of iron, and having only three great arches; and not far from it is Blackfriar’s Bridge, formed of stone. Then follows Waterloo Bridge, finely built of granite, and having its name from the Battle of Waterloo, which was fought about the same time as it was built. Just beyond, is the newest of all the bridges, called Hungerford Suspension Bridge, which you see in the picture. Still further up the river, are Westminster and

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