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Lighters used for lifting the centres of the New London Bridge.

Lighters used for lifting the centres of the New London Bridge.
Lighters used for lifting the centres of the New London Bridge.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PV6702
Description: John Rennie's new London Bridge, built during 1824-31, used large stone blocks. Edward Cooke's sketch shows the lighters used to raise the blocks.
Creator: Edward William Cooke
Date: 1829
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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