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Tower Bridge


Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge is a bridge over the River Thames that has become one of London's best known icons.

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule (moveable opening bridge) and suspension bridge. Construction of the bridge was completed in 1894. At the top, joining the two towers, are elevated high-level walkways which offer a spectacular view of the city.

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Tower Bridge: History • Engineering • Design

By Kenneth Powell

Thames and Hudson Ltd
Released: 2019-02-21
Hardcover (192 pages)

Tower Bridge: History • Engineering • Design
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Tower Bridge, close to the Tower of London, is one of the best-known and most recognizable bridges in the world. Opened on 30 June 1894, this combined suspension and bascule bridge was designed by architect Sir Horace Jones and engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. This new book, published to mark the 125th anniversary of its opening, will explore the history of the bridge, set it into the context of the River Thames and its crossings, and will, above all, focus on its design and construction. Highly illustrated with old and new images, from material held in the London Metropolitan Archives to specially commissioned photographs, Tower Bridge: History Engineering Design is a major new illustrated study of a remarkable piece of architecture and engineering. Table of Contents1. The River Thames Before Tower Bridge 2. Bridging the Thames 3. Building Tower Bridge 4. Tower Bridge in Operation 5. An Icon of London 6. The Workers of Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge Operations Manual: 1894 to date - Insights into the history, design, construction and operation of this London icon

By John M. Smith

Haynes Publishing UK
Released: 2019-05-21
Hardcover (188 pages)

Tower Bridge Operations Manual: 1894 to date - Insights into the history, design, construction and operation of this London icon
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Tower Bridge is one of London’s most recognizable landmarks. Visited by some 830,000 sightseers every year, it is famous the world over as an icon of England’s capital city. In 2019 the bridge celebrates its 125th anniversary. John M. Smith describes its genesis and construction, the larger-than-life characters that drove the project forward, and the novel technologies employed in the bridge’s design and operation. Supported with a wealth of fascinating original drawings, historic and contemporary photographs, the Haynes Tower Bridge London Manual takes readers the behind the scenes to reveal the innermost workings of this major London landmark.

A Traitor At Tower Bridge (The Lady Eleanor Mysteries Book 3)

By Lynda Wilcox

Released: 2020-06-01
Kindle Edition

A Traitor At Tower Bridge (The Lady Eleanor Mysteries Book 3)
 
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London 1924.
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The Tower Bridge Cat

BAIZDON
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The Tower Bridge Cat
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Winner of BEST CHILDREN'S PUBLICATION 2019* A great adventure set in LONDON. It is the Queen's birthday and all the crowds are gathering at Tower Bridge. All of a sudden Bella the Tower Bridge Cat notices something is WRONG a bus is coming over the opening Bridge! Can she save the day? Follow the exploits of the Tower Bridge Cat in this exciting storybook inspired by the true story of a London bus jumping over the Bridge in 1952. *The Tower Bridge Cat won 'Best Children's Publication' at the Ace Product Awards 2019

Tower Bridge (Pocket Photo Books)

By Harry Cory Wright

Thames and Hudson Ltd
Released: 2019-03-21
Paperback (176 pages)

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Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. Designed by Sir Horace Jones (1819–1887) and engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry (1836–1918) over a period of eight years, it was the largest and most advanced bascule bridge ever completed when it opened in 1894, requiring 11,000 tons of steel and involving more than 400 construction workers. This impressive feat of engineering helped sustain the growing commercial activity at the docks and warehouses in East London, and the sudden influx of daily commuters brought in from the newly built London Bridge station. Still in full use today, the bridge is lifted an average of 850 times a year.

This Victorian masterpiece remains a highly important crossing on the River Thames, as well as being one of London’s defining landmarks. This compelling album of photographs by Harry Cory Wright allows us to experience the awe-inspiring structure of Tower Bridge in exquisite detail, from the intricate machinery and original mechanisms inside the control rooms and secret corridors, to the great cavernous space within the bascule chamber. It includes an interview with Senior Technical Officer Glen Ellis, who shares his own daily experience of lifting the bridge, evoking an incredibly vivid sense of ‘being there’.

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Introduction • Interview with Glen Ellis • The Photographs


 
 
 

 
 
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