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Tower Bridge By Harry Cory Wright

Tower Bridge by Harry Cory Wright

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Summary

New in the series Pocket Photo Books - attractive, immersive, compact photo guides - in which Harry Cory Wright explores one of London's iconic sights, Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge Summary

Tower Bridge by Harry Cory Wright

Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. Designed by Sir Horace Jones (1819-1887) and engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry (1836-1918) over a period of eight years, it was the largest and most advanced bascule bridge ever completed when it opened in 1894, requiring 11,000 tons of steel and involving more than 400 construction workers. This impressive feat of engineering helped sustain the growing commercial activity at the docks and warehouses in East London, and the sudden influx of daily commuters brought in from the newly built London Bridge station. Still in full use today, the bridge is lifted an average of 850 times a year.

This Victorian masterpiece remains a highly important crossing on the River Thames, as well as being one of London's defining landmarks. This compelling album of photographs by Harry Cory Wright allows us to experience the awe-inspiring structure of Tower Bridge in exquisite detail, from the intricate machinery and original mechanisms inside the control rooms and secret corridors, to the great cavernous space within the bascule chamber. It includes an interview with Senior Technical Officer Glen Ellis, who shares his own daily experience of lifting the bridge, evoking an incredibly vivid sense of `being there'.

About Harry Cory Wright

Harry Cory Wright is one of Britain's leading landscape photographers. His immaculate images convey an extraordinarily vivid sense of `being there'. Glen Ellis is Senior Technical Officer at Tower Bridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Interview with Glen Ellis * The Photographs

Additional information

GOR010040211
9780500294673
0500294674
Tower Bridge by Harry Cory Wright
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2019-03-21
176
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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