Tower Bridge, London, 1894.
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Photograph by Rusell and Sons, printed in the Illustrated London News (1894), showing Tower Bridge, London, which was opened by the Prince of Wales in June 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. Here, the bascules are lowered and pedestrians are seen crosing the bridge.