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Blackfriars Bridge comes home Saturday

The frame of the Blackfriars Bridge is lowered onto its abutments following an extensive restoration, Aug. 15, 2018.
The frame of the Blackfriars Bridge is lowered onto its abutments following an extensive restoration, Aug. 15, 2018. Jaclyn Carbone/980 CFPL

The bridge is coming back.

More than a year after it was lifted from its place over the Thames River, the Blackfriars Bridge will officially re-open Saturday.

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An official grand opening will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As part of the event, officials say a mini-parade will move across the bridge, but no further details were provided.

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The 143-year-old bridge underwent a nine-month restoration after a structural evaluation in 2013 found corrosion and other structural deficiencies.

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The work is expected to add 75 years or more to the bridge’s lifespan.