Tower Bridge - London, United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.453 W 000° 04.518
30U E 702958 N 5710324
Quick Description: Opened by the Prince of Wales, this plaque is found at the north end of Tower Bridge celebrating Royalty, high society and commoners who were involved in the construction of Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London, United Kingdom.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/6/2013 8:34:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMH1JG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:

The following text is found on the plaque:

This Bridge was opened by
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales K.G.
On behalf of
Her Majesty Queen Victoria,
On Saturday the 30th June, 1894 in the presence of
H.R.H. The Princess of Wales,
H.R.H. The Duke of York, K.G.
and other Members of the Royal Family.
The Right Honourable Sir George Robert Tyler Bart
Lord Mayor
Sheriffs of the City of London
Alderman, Sir John Voce Moore, Knt
Alderman, Sir Joseph Cocksfield Dimsdale, Knt
John Wolf Barry, Esqre, G.B. Engineer
Members of the Bridge House Estates Committee
Of the Corporation of the City of London
Sir Albert Joseph Altman, Knt, Chairman
Sir William Lawrence, Knt
Sir Francis Wyatt Truscott, Knt
Sir Jospeh Savory, Bart, M.P.
Sir Josephy Renals, Knt
Lieutt. Col. Horatio David Davies
Alfred James Newton, Esq.
Frank Green, Esq.
Mr. Pearese Morrison
William Henry Panell, Esq, F.C.A, F.S.S.
Mr. James Gallaher, F.R.A.S.
Mr. Daniel Greenway
Mr. Daniel Rover Dale, F.R.I.B.A.
Frederick Prat Alliston, Esq.
William Henry Williamson, Esq.
Mr. Edward Couchman Beedell
Mr. David Burnett, F.S.I.
William Thornburgh Brown, Esq., Deputy
Richard Clarence Halse, Esq, Deputy
Mr. George Joseph Woodman
Mr. Sidney Matthews
Alfred Thomas Layton, Esq, J.P.
Robert Hargreaves Rogers, Esq, Deputy
Mr. John James Baddeley
George Harris, Haywood, Esq. Deputy
Charles Dew Miller, Esq.
Mr. William Alfred Plunkett
Horace Brooks Marshall, Esq, J.P. F.R.G.S.
John Bertram, Esq, Deputy
Mr. William Henry Liversidge
James Lewis Dowling, Esq. Deputy
Mr. Thomas Reynolds Done
James Norris Pimm, Esq. Deputy
Henry Hobsoll Heath, Esq. Deputy
Mr. George Berridge
James George White, Esq., Deputy
Mr. Arthur Byrne Hudson, Esq., Deputy
John Thomas Beford, Esq. Deputy
Mr. Alfred Pursell
John A. Brand
Comptroller of the
Bridge House Committee

Tower Bridge

"Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. Contrary to popular belief, the song "London Bridge is Falling Down" has nothing to do with Tower Bridge. They are completely different bridges.[1] It has become an iconic symbol of London.

The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour."


The Prince of Wales

"George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914–18) until his death.

George was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. From 1877 to 1891, he served in the Royal Navy. On the death of Victoria in 1901, George's father became King Edward VII, and George was made Prince of Wales. On his father's death in 1910, he succeeded as King-Emperor of the British Empire. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar.

As a result of the First World War, other empires in Europe fell while his expanded to its greatest extent. In 1917, he became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public sentiment. His reign saw the rise of socialism, communism, fascism, Irish republicanism, and the Indian independence movement, all of which radically changed the political landscape. The Parliament Act 1911 established the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons over the unelected House of Lords. In 1924 he appointed the first Labour ministry and in 1931 the Statute of Westminster recognised the dominions of the Empire as separate, independent kingdoms within the Commonwealth of Nations. He was plagued by illness throughout much of his later reign and at his death was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII."


What was opened/inaugurated?: Tower Bridge

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales

Date of the opening/inauguration?: June 30, 1894

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