The Tower Bridge located in London, England started to be built in 1886 and was finally finished in 1894. The bridge is one of the most iconic symbols of London and is a world famous landmark. The cost of the construction of the Tower Bridge has been estimated to be a little over $1.1 million
What a brilliant historical photo!! Never before seen photographs of the construction of Tower Bridge being constructed have been unveiled after a stash of hundred-year-old photos were found in a skip.
The images reveal the bridge is a sturdy steel frame beneath the instantly recognisable stone-cladding. "People are always surprised when I tell them Tower Bridge is a steel bridge, as the stone cladding is so recognisable," said Mr Berthoud. He said that the bridge's original architect, Horace Jones, wanted to clad the bridge in brick; however, following his death he was succeeded as architect by John Wolfe-Barry who decreed the bridge should be clad in stone.
Photos of famous buildings being built transformed into COLOUR images
Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 and opened in 1894, to designs by Sir Horace Jones. It was designed so that the central section could be raised to allow the passage of ships to and from the busy wharves of London.