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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Closing Tower Bridge

For the first time ever, I happened to be walking across Tower Bridge when they closed it to pedestrians and traffic so the bridge could be raised allowing a tall boat to sail underneath.








The bridge is closed, on average once a day, so it's not an unusual occurence. It's just being there at the right moment to capture the event that got me excited.

 

9 comments:

  1. We have drawbridges in Portland too. I've been caught on the bridge during a bridge lift a couple of times. Very interesting and good photo ops!

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  2. Well done for your excellent timing.
    You captured the angles beautifully. I'd love to have seen it in person.

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  3. That must have been exciting. I see a lot of other photographers were excited too

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  4. How cool! Thanks for taking those pictures so I could enjoy it too. :-)

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  5. How exciting. You got some great shots.

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  6. Nerdy as it sounds, I have watched it on webcam and there is also a online schedule. Not quite as good as being there, but interesting.

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  7. This is great! I have just seen Stephen Fry on the TV lifting the bridge, fascinating stuff and the underneath mechanism looks like an amphitheater. xx

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  8. Gosh yes. I get excited seeing our lift and swing bridges in Florida when they open. And they are definitely NOT historical.

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