Tower Bridge glass walkway pane smashed by beer bottle
At 42m above the river, it is not for the faint-hearted. The glass panels are 11-metre long by 1.8-metre wide and run along the two high-level walkways of the bridge. Each walkway has six glass panels each weighing about 530kg, representing the biggest change to the exhibition since it opened to the public in 1982. One of these was smashed when a beer bottle was dropped on it.
“Tower Bridge Exhibition’s engineering team attended the site on Saturday morning and the sacrificial glass panel was replaced on Sunday morning. The exhibition space remained open to the public as normal and no visitors were at risk,” said Earlie.
“The new glass floor has four layers of glass with the sacrificial layer on top of that – this is installed so that it can be replaced if it is scratched or damaged.”