Not much is known about the earliest London Bridge although it's location is thought to be near the present one. The second bridge a wooden one existing in Saxon times seems to have given rise to the nursery rhyme "London Bridge is falling down" which it did in 1014. In 1176 the first stone bridge was constructed until it was pulled down in 1831 making way for a more elegant classic structure. This bridge was replaced in 1967 as it could no longer cope with the amount of traffic. The present London Bridge is more 100 feet wide.