These pictures of Blackfriars Bridge are from a collection of photographs featuring the bridges over the River Thames in London. Blackfriars bridge is a great photographic subject because of its proximity to the City of London which makes a fine backdrop for the bridge. The current Blackfriars was built in 1869. At 963 feet long it links Blackfriars and Southwark. Blackfriars comprises five wrought iron spans on river piers with decorative red polished granite columns.