Further Reading

  1. Tower Bridge Operations Manual, John M Smith, Haynes Publishing, 2019
  2. History of the Tower Bridge and of other bridges over the Thames built by the Corporation of London, Charles Welch FSA (Librarian to the Corporation of London), Smith, Elder & Co., 1894.
  3. The Tower Bridge – its history and construction from the date of the earliest project to the present time (1894), James Edward Tuit, AMICE (Engineer to Sir William Arrol and Co.). The bulk of this book first appeared as an extensive article in the December 15, 1893 issue of The Engineer magazine.
  4. The History of Tower Bridge, a paper by David Lawrence Clackson of the Guildhall Historical Association, 1980.
  5. The Foundations of the River-Piers of the Tower Bridge, George Edward Wilson Cruttwell, MICE (resident engineer for John Wolfe Barry during construction), Paper No. 2652, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 28 March 1893.
  6. The Tower Bridge: Superstructure, George Edward Wilson Cruttwell, MICE, Paper No. 2938, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 10 November, 1896.
  7. The Machinery of the Tower Bridge, Samuel George Homfray, MICE (the Sir W. G. Armstrong & Co. design authority for the machinery), Paper No. 2992, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 10 November, 1896-1897.
  8. The Tower Bridge, a lecture by John Wolfe Barry, MICE, published by Boot, Son and Carpenter, 1894.
  9. Chamberlain’s Cash Account (Tower Bridge Construction Ledger), 1886-1893, London Metropolitan Archives, Ref: CLA/020/01/004.
  10. Ledger, audited, purchase of property, rents received, erection of bridge, conservancy expenses, hire of tug etc (Tower Bridge Construction Ledger), 1887-1902, London Metropolitan Archives, Ref: CLA/020/01/005.
  11. The Minute Book of the Corporation of London’s Special Bridge or Subway Committee, London Metropolitan Archives, Ref: COL/CC/SBC/01/001.
  12. Press advertisements for Tower Bridge contract tenders, London Metropolitan Archives, Ref: COL/CC/BHC/09/001.
  13. Mott, Hay & Anderson reports of 18 February, 1943 and 2 November, 1943 into the condition of, and potential repairs required to, the high-level walkways of the bridge, including a stress analysis, London Metropolitan Archives Ref: COL/PL/02/N/005/a, b, c and COL/PL/04/03/005.
  14. London Metropolitan Archives, used generally as a source of contemporary alternative bridge proposals, Tower Bridge contracts, tenders, drawings, progress plans, hydraulic machinery invoices, miscellaneous documentation etc. 
  15. Proposed Bridge over the Thames below London Bridge, a report by Sir J W Bazalgette CB to the Metropolitan Board of Works, 22 March, 1878, The Science Museum Archives.
  16. The John Wolfe Barry Archive (a collection of engineering plans for Tower Bridge from Wolfe Barry’s office), The Science Museum Archives.
  17. The Hardington Arthur Bartlett file, King’s College London Archives.
  18. The London Gazette, multiple issues.
  19. The Engineer magazine, multiple issues.
  20. Engineering magazine,multiple issues.
  21. Graces Guide, multiple documents.
  22. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, multiple issues.
  23. Tower Bridge, a paper by L W Groome et al, The Structural Engineer, Volume 63A No. 2, February 1985.
  24. Extending the Useful Life of the Tower Bridge in London, R P Stanley, C Snowden and J D Hayward, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, Symposium, Vol. 73/1, pp. 83-88, 1995.
  25. London’s Bridges, Peter Matthews, Shire Publications, 2008.
  26. Assessment of the effects of tunnel-induced settlement on Tower Bridge, September 2013, Document Ref: 9.15.51, Report by Aecom for Thames Tideway Tunnel.