Tower Bridge is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks. Visited by some 830,000 sightseers every year it is famous the world over as an icon of England’s capital city.
In 2019 the bridge celebrates its 125th anniversary. John M. Smith describes its genesis and construction, the larger-than-life characters that drove the project forward, and the novel technologies employed in the bridge’s design and operation. Supported with a wealth of fascinating original drawings, historic and contemporary photographs, the Haynes Tower Bridge Manual takes readers the behind the scenes to reveal the innermost workings of this major London landmark.
Author: John M Smith BSc (Hons) MSc FIET FBCS CITP CEng is a Chartered Engineer who specialises in mechanical and electrical engineering. He is published regularly in the model engineering press and lives in Berkshire.