March 1878: Tower Bridge

One of the most recognisable bridges in the world, Tower Bridge opened for business in 1894

The following report has just been submitted to the Metropolitan Board of Works by Sir Joseph Bazalgette:-

Memorials having been received from the Whitechapel District Board and the St. George-in-the-East and Rotherhithe Vestries, urging the necessity for a new bridge over the Thames below London Bridge, it was resolved – ‘That, with a view to meet the great and increasing traffic, form the north-east to the south-east of London, it be referred to the engineer to report as to the most advantageous position for a bridge across the Thames below London Bridge, which would be best suited to meet the pressing requirements of the public.’…

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