Invitation to the official opening of Tower Bridge, London, 1894.
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Chromolithograph. An invitation isued by the Corporation of the City of London to attend the official opening of Tower Bridge in June 1894 in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales. Tower Bridge was designed by Sir John Wolfe Barry and Horace Jones, and was built between 1881 and 1894. The bridge is an example of a bascule bridge, where the central section can be opened drawbridge-style to enable shipping to pas through.