Tower Bridge, photos

A good friend (Thanks, Dr. Pete!) sent me these photos from London’s Tower Bridge, showing it under construction in 1892. Impressive.

You can see the wooden ships in the foreground and the steel structure of the bridge behind, two worlds colliding here. The next one shows some of the masonry shaping up.

It’s amazing to think of a time before this bridge was there. And the story goes that these photographs were left behind in an old building and kept by a fellow for many years before the resurfaced. Here’s another look.

There you see the steam derricks off to the side. Hard work back then and no computer simulations to test out the design. Must have been a good one, because the bridge is still there, an icon of London and Great Britain.

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