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How Did They do That?

An engineering marvel and London landmark that offers stunning views – if you brave the heights of the glass walkways
ILLUSTRATION: SOL 90, ALAMY X2, GETTY X2

TOWER BRIDGE

During the reign of Victoria era London quickly grew into the world’s mightiest metropolis, with trade and commerce rising at an exponential rate. To deal with increased business in the city, it was decided that another bridge across the Thames was required; however, a street-level crossing was out of the question because it would block ships from sailing into London’s ports. The design of the new bridge would have to be much more creative and technologically ambitious...

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