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Filename: aa062678.jpg

Size: 4342 x 4358 (6.5MB)

Date: 25th March 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Railway station footbridge a062678

LONDON BRIDGE STATION, Southwark, London. View looking down the steps leading from the footbridge to the platforms at London Bridge station. Date range:1960-1972. John Gay

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Media ID 712095

Bridge Railway Shadow Stair

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> Historic Images > 1960 to the present day

> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > John Gay Collection (1945-1990)

> Transport > Bridges

> Transport > Railways > Railway stations

EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the essence of London Bridge Station in Southwark during the 1960s to early 1970s. Taken by renowned photographer John Gay, this image showcases a railway station footbridge, known as a062678, with its timeless architectural beauty. The composition reveals an intriguing perspective from above, looking down the steps that lead from the footbridge to the bustling platforms below. The bridge itself stands tall and proud, adorned with intricate details that speak volumes about its historical significance. Its sturdy structure serves as a symbol of connectivity and progress in an ever-evolving city. As sunlight filters through gaps between railings, shadows dance upon each step, creating a mesmerizing play of light and dark. This interplay adds depth to the photograph while also highlighting the passage of time within this iconic location. John Gay's keen eye for detail is evident in every element captured within this frame – from the meticulously crafted staircases to the distinct architecture surrounding them. Through his lens, he invites us to witness not only a physical crossing but also a metaphorical journey into London's rich history. This remarkable print is more than just an artistic representation; it encapsulates an era when railways were at their peak and London Bridge Station was at its busiest. It serves as both a testament to human ingenuity and an invitation for viewers to immerse themselves in nostalgia while appreciating our collective heritage.

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