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Pictures of Tower Bridge during construction

Amazing pics of the Construction of Tower bridge ..... shame they were published in the Daily Mail


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Mint. :D

I love the way things were built back then, with ropes and pulleys and blokes wearing suit jackets with flat caps and a fag hanging out the side of their gobs. Not a hard hat, high vis, clipboard or team of 'risk assessors' to be seen anywhere.

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The geezer climbing into (or from) the 'crane' and the blokes on the column on the right.... The HSE would have a FIT if they saw that happening now. The site would be closed down, the fellas involved sacked and the rest of the crew sent on a 6 week H&S course.

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Great isn't it. :) - I love the plank walkways with no railings. Hi-Viz man with clipboard would be imploding!!!! :D :D :D

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I love this sort of thing and find it quite humbling. No computers to do all the working out, all hand drawn designs and calculations!

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True red wrote:I love this sort of thing and find it quite humbling. No computers to do all the working out, all hand drawn designs and calculations!


Amazing isn't it... love this ... the drawing office for the titanic

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We could build things back then :) Think how much of the great victorian engineering we have demolished or let fall to ruins? Criminal. Shameful. And we nearly demolished St. Pancras :eek: Crime of the century had that happened.

That's one ugly bridge though :rofl:



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LordNibbler wrote:We could build things back then :) Think how much of the great victorian engineering we have demolished or let fall to ruins? Criminal. Shameful. And we nearly demolished St. Pancras :eek: Crime of the century had that happened.

That's one ugly bridge though :rofl:


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Although i love the way it all looks, the disregard for H&S, dapper chaps with bowler hats and canes tinkering with their calculations what what what what... We must remember that....

It sank.

It bleedin sank.

It sank on its maiden voyage.

It sank and was reputedly 'unsinkable'

It still sank.

Its still sunk.

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What, Tower Bridge??? :confused: :hmmm: :eek4: :)



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hhis must have been as scarey, forth bridge.can see it from my windows http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=forth+ ... oAw&zoom=1
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I understand many workers fell to their deaths from the Forth Rail Bridge during its construction including a Father and Son.

Funny, I always think of those people whenever i drive across the road bridge. In ways, i suppose they live on.

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Indeed. Whilst we praise Victorian engineering, it's worth remembering that the fatality rate on many major constructions was pretty poor and the work force was treated with little respect.



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Yeah but you couldnt do this kind of thing nowadays.

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Mind you, i wouldnt have done that kind of thing themadays either. I get a nosebleed standing on a chair to change the living room bulb.

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That picture squizz reminds me of a couple of pitures of the workmen building the skyscrapers in New York, my sis in law has a couple of prints....bloody unbelieveable, think they are eating a sandwich......talk about *top of the world ma* :eek: :eek: Talk about bum heaving......... :eek:

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This one?

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Of course, Photoshop has a lot to answer for in the modern day equivalents.

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Yep thats the one...amazing.!

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Mr Squirrel wrote:Of course, Photoshop has a lot to answer for in the modern day equivalents.

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