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London Borough of Southwark in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Tower Bridge Control Cabin

 
 
Tower Bridge Control Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Tower Bridge Control Cabin Marker
Inscription.  
When it was first built, Tower Bridge was controlled from two cabins, situated on the east side of each pier. These were originally built of wood, but were replaced with stone structures after World War II. Since 1962, due to the decline in river traffic, any ships large enough to require the bascules to be raised have to give 24 hours’ notice.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
 
Location. 51° 30.318′ N, 0° 4.543′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Southwark, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Tower Bridge Road just south of St Katharine's Way, on the right when traveling south. Located next to the west tower on the south side of the Tower Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Southwark, England SE1 9RA, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corporation of London Tower Bridge (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); City of London Tower Bridge (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named City of London Tower Bridge (about
Tower Bridge Control Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. Tower Bridge Control Cabin Marker
180 meters away); Tower Bridge (about 180 meters away); Cast iron 12-pounder Gun (about 180 meters away); Memorial Stone (about 180 meters away); History beneath your feet (about 180 meters away); Iron 13-inch Mortar and Bed (about 180 meters away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower Bridge. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower Bridge on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Tower Bridge Control Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
3. Tower Bridge Control Cabin
Tower Bridge from the North Shore image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
4. Tower Bridge from the North Shore
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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