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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTON

Commemorative plaques were unveiled in Westminster Abbey last week, marking the former site of the Memorial Bridge, paid for by Institution members 30 years ago. The bridge was designed by past president Sir Ralph Freeman and was built as a memorial to engineers buried in the Abbey and to commemorate the Institution's 150th anniversary. It provided improved access into The Sanctuary' where the High Alter stands.

However, it became obsolete and was removed in 1998 when the Abbey authorities concluded public access to the area should be restricted to conserve its intricately decorated marble pavement.

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