TQ3380 : View from the west walkway at Tower Bridge

taken 2 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

View from the west walkway at Tower Bridge
View from the west walkway at Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894. Sir John Wolfe Barry was the engineer and Sir Horace Jones as the architect. The bridge was officially opened on 30th June 1894 by the Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII), and his wife, The Princess of Wales (Alexandra of Denmark).

The high-level open air walkways between the towers were closed in 1910 as they had gained an unpleasant reputation as a haunt for prostitutes and pickpockets. The walkways reopened in 1982 and are the main feature of the Tower Bridge Exhibition. A glass floor has been installed in part of the east walkway which gives a view of the roadway below. The west walkway includes not only a glass floor but also a mirror on the ceiling which gives very unusual photographic opportunities.

This view is from the west walkway and shows a pleasure boat passing upriver.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3366 8026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3285N 0:4.5332W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3366 8025
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Tower Boat  Pleasure Boat 

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