Do look down: the new glass walkway over Tower Bridge

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Do look down: the new glass walkway over Tower Bridge
10th November 2014

It’s the latest way to get a view of our city and it involves a test of nerve. Glass panels have been installed across Tower Bridge’s high-level walkways. The west walkway was the first to be unveiled, while the east walkway will be reopened in December. It means visitors can now get a bird’s-eye view of the world-famous bridge lifting from inside.

Chris Earlie, Head of Tower Bridge said, "You can walk around anywhere in London and see the Bridge raise. But the one place you couldn’t see that was inside the attraction itself. You can now stand directly above the two bascules, you can watch them raise and see river traffic moving below."

The panels measuring 11 metres long and 1.8 metres wide were part of a 2 year project which cost £1 million pounds.

"Physically putting the glass panels in took our contractors 6 weeks.” said Chris. "Keeping the exhibition open has been quite easy, but keeping the whole thing secret has been slightly trickier”, he added. 

This year marks the 120th anniversary of Tower Bridge. The addition of glass panels are the most significant change to the Bridge's exhibition since it opened in 1982.

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