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Lighters approaching the General Steam Navigation Company's wharf by Tower Bridge, London, c1905.

Lighters approaching the General Steam Navigation Company's wharf by Tower Bridge, London,

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.

Photographs of Tower Bridge being constructed are found in a skip

The Opening of Tower Bridge - London, June 30, 1894.

The Opening of Tower Bridge - London, June 30, 1894.

View from Tower Bridge

View from Tower Bridge

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Capture a Tower Bridge nearing Completion image on a designer roller blind at Creatively Different Blinds. Tower Bridge nearing Completion blinds from just

Credit: The British Library 1894: The completion of Tower Bridge, from the Graphic

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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.

Photographs of Tower Bridge being constructed are found in a skip

Platform Tier on the Bermondsey river front, looking towards Tower Bridge, in June, 1927.

Platform Tier on the Bermondsey river front, looking towards Tower Bridge, in June,

Londoners enjoying sunshine and low tide at the Tower beach. This had opened two years previously with sand imported by lighters. Some Thames watermen with their skiffs have attracted keen interest on the water's edge. blog.museumoflondon.org.uk

Londoners enjoying sunshine and low tide at the Tower beach. Photograph by Henry Turner,

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