Scared of heights? Then this one’s probably not for you. Yesterday (November 10), Tower Bridge opened its shiny new glass floor walkway; a transparent strip of thick glass that looms 42 metres above the Thames, daring you to take a stroll across without freaking out.If the idea of walking across an elevated glass floor doesn’t fill you with glee, be assured that the walkway comprises six 530-kilogram panels that are supported by a 1,000-kilogram carbon steel framework. The engineers not only ensured us that there’s no way it’s going to crack under your feet (gulp) but also that it’s anti-slip.
The £1 million attraction took a team of 20 six weeks to construct. It’s 11 metres long, 1.8 metres wide and has great lofty views of the bridge’s structure, the river and cars flying by underneath you.
We reckon this is going to be a big hit with the tourists, so find out when the next bridge opening is scheduled for and get there quickly before they catch on!
For more information on opening hours and prices, take a look at towerbridge.org.uk.
Photos: Rob Greig