Find out about the people who designed and built the Bridge between 1886 and 1894, and the people who have worked here since it was opened on 30 June 1894. Check back regularly for new articles, profiles and podcasts or sign up for our newsletter to be kept up to date.
Sir Horace Jones
Discover the man behind the design and one of the most famous names associated with Tower Bridge
Sir John Wolfe Barry
When Sir Horace Jones died just one year into the construction of Tower Bridge, Sir John Wolfe Barry was tasked with completing the iconic river crossing. But who was he, what else did he build and why is he still so highly revered today?
Sir William Arrol
Discover the story of the mastermind responsible for the 8km (5 miles) of iron and steel that form Tower Bridge's immense structure.
Sir William Armstrong
The technology behind Tower Bridge's engineering was based on an invention by Sir William Armstrong, one of the world’s most successful industrialist-engineers.
Keshavji Shamji Budhbhatti
Discover the story of the Indian engineer who worked on Tower Bridge - and what happened to him when he left England.
Discover the remarkable story of Ted Forrest, who worked at Tower Bridge for nearly 40 years.
Take a dive into the early stages of Tower Bridge's construction and discover the men who dug the foundations.
Who runs Tower Bridge?
When Tower Bridge was completed in 1894, the people directly responsible were the Superintending Engineer and the Bridge Master. Find out how this role has evolved over more than a century and the people who've held it.
We need your help
Our greatest stories have been discovered thanks to the help of the public. Can you help us to identify the men in this picture who worked on Tower Bridge's construction?
Voices of Tower Bridge
Hear the stories of the people who once worked at Tower Bridge, described in the words of their descendents.
Charlotte Olive Dora Burch
In this episode exploring the oral history of Tower Bridge, David Laird speaks to Liz Hunter, the granddaughter of Charlotte Olive Dora Burch, who worked at Tower Bridge from 1895. Can't see the player? Listen on Soundcloud.com
Friend Samuel Penny
In this episode exploring the oral history of Tower Bridge, David Laird speaks to Carol Douglas, the great-granddaughter of Friend Samuel Penny, who worked on the construction of Tower Bridge's foundations from 1886. Can't see the player? Listen on Soundcloud.com