Secrets Of Tower Bridge

Secrets Of Tower Bridge
A hand pulling down on a joystick that's raising Tower Bridge
Give us a raise: how the bascules of Tower Bridge are lifted. Image: Londonist

Everyone recognises Tower Bridge. But did you know about its atmospheric bascule chambers, the Victorian workers who threw and caught white hot rivets while building the structure, or the derring-do/reckless pilots who flew right through the middle of it?

In this video, we take a special tour behind the scenes of one of London's great icons, to discover some of its secrets.

See Londonist: Time Machine for bonus facts and some of the stuff that didn't make the video.

Last Updated 19 December 2023

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