The Opening of Tower Bridge – London, 30 June 1894

Posted on June 28th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

London had one of those ‘Earth hath not anything to show more fair…’ moments on 30 June 1894, when Tower Bridge was opened by the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII).

To celebrate that historic day, we’ve created a gallery of illustrations of the famous bridge.

historical newspaper report about the opening of tower bridge in london

The Graphic – Saturday 07 July 1894

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historical newspaper report about the opening of tower bridge in london

The Graphic – Saturday 07 July 1894

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historical newspaper report about the opening of tower bridge in london

The Graphic – Saturday 07 July 1894

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historical newspaper report about the opening of tower bridge in london

The Graphic – Saturday 23 June 1894

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historical newspaper report about the opening of tower bridge in london

Dundee Courier – Thursday 18 October 1900

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  • Anthony Wild

    Very interesting article. Superb artists impressions.

    • The British Newspaper Archive

      We’re glad you like them, Anthony – they are superb illustrations.
      Regards,
      Grant.