Tower Bridge - 1894 - London, United Kingdom
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 30.453 W 000° 04.518
30U E 702958 N 5710324
Quick Description: This plaque is found at the north end of Tower Bridge celebrating Royalty, high society and commoners who were involved in the construction of the bridge or were in attendance when it opened over the River Thames in London, United Kingdom.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/21/2013 8:45:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMGEC3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 17

Long Description:

The following text is found on the plaque:

This Bridge was opened by
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales K.G.
On behalf of
Her Majesty Queen Victoria,
On Saturday the 30th June, 1894 in the presence of
H.R.H. The Princess of Wales,
H.R.H. The Duke of York, K.G.
and other Members of the Royal Family.
The Right Honourable Sir George Robert Tyler Bart
Lord Mayor
Sheriffs of the City of London
Alderman, Sir John Voce Moore, Knt
Alderman, Sir Joseph Cocksfield Dimsdale, Knt
John Wolf Barry, Esqre, G.B. Engineer
Members of the Bridge House Estates Committee
Of the Corporation of the City of London
Sir Albert Joseph Altman, Knt, Chairman
Sir William Lawrence, Knt
Sir Francis Wyatt Truscott, Knt
Sir Jospeh Savory, Bart, M.P.
Sir Josephy Renals, Knt
Lieutt. Col. Horatio David Davies
Alfred James Newton, Esq.
Frank Green, Esq.
Mr. Pearese Morrison
William Henry Panell, Esq, F.C.A, F.S.S.
Mr. James Gallaher, F.R.A.S.
Mr. Daniel Greenway
Mr. Daniel Rover Dale, F.R.I.B.A.
Frederick Prat Alliston, Esq.
William Henry Williamson, Esq.
Mr. Edward Couchman Beedell
Mr. David Burnett, F.S.I.
William Thornburgh Brown, Esq., Deputy
Richard Clarence Halse, Esq, Deputy
Mr. George Joseph Woodman
Mr. Sidney Matthews
Alfred Thomas Layton, Esq, J.P.
Robert Hargreaves Rogers, Esq, Deputy
Mr. John James Baddeley
George Harris, Haywood, Esq. Deputy
Charles Dew Miller, Esq.
Mr. William Alfred Plunkett
Horace Brooks Marshall, Esq, J.P. F.R.G.S.
John Bertram, Esq, Deputy
Mr. William Henry Liversidge
James Lewis Dowling, Esq. Deputy
Mr. Thomas Reynolds Done
James Norris Pimm, Esq. Deputy
Henry Hobsoll Heath, Esq. Deputy
Mr. George Berridge
James George White, Esq., Deputy
Mr. Arthur Byrne Hudson, Esq., Deputy
John Thomas Beford, Esq. Deputy
Mr. Alfred Pursell
John A. Brand
Comptroller of the
Bridge House Committee

"Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. Contrary to popular belief, the song "London Bridge is Falling Down" has nothing to do with Tower Bridge. They are completely different bridges.[1] It has become an iconic symbol of London.

The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour."


Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: June 30, 1894

Date stone, plaque location.: North end of the bridge

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: River Thames

Parking (safe parking location): N 51° 30.600 W 000° 04.600

Website (if available): Not listed

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