All photos of Southwark Bridge dated 2015-2016 are the actual ones and were taken with iPhone 5s.
Designed by John Rennie, a previous bridge was originally known as Queen Street Bridge and was opened on the site in 1819. The bridge was notable for having the longest cast iron span, 240 feet (73 m), ever made.
A new Southwark Bridge was designed by Ernest George and Basil Mott. It was built by Sir William Arrol & Co. and opened in 1921. It was given Grade II listed structure status in 1995.
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Southwark Bridge appears in many films.
The cream painted houses on the south side of the bridge, Anchor Terrace, just after the FT building, were used for the exterior shots of the shared house in This Life.
The 1819-1920 "Iron Bridge" is mentioned in the first sentence of "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens, and several times in his "Little Dorrit", where in Chapter 18 he identifies the toll as being one penny.