VIDEO: Tower Bridge in London could have looked very different


In a follow up to his mini documentary on the history of London Bridge, this week British comedian Jay Foreman looks at the history of its much more impressive-looking neighbor Tower Bridge and discovers how this ancient-looking monument was built relatively recently to accommodate both river and road traffic. He also looks at some of the rejected designs for the crossing and some failed attempts to tunnel under the lower reaches of the Thames in the late-Victorian era.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).