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The tower bridge is now long gone but does someone knows the spot where it was?

Someone told me that it whas here

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But was it the excact spot?

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This came up a while back but I can't find the thread. I think it was decided those 2 concrete plugs are not in the right place.

Michelle

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Yes

it's the same place of "fosse 15" or tower bridge ...

gilles

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This is the post-war Tower Bridge, and I suspect those footings (if that is what they are) come from it, not the original.

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hello

after the war 1 this coalwork was rebuilding in the same place plot i suppose

the french engeners pomp the thousand meter cube water ..

accross the aquiferewater before the coal ....

i am going verification is the same plot ....

gilles

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This came up a while back but I can't find the thread. I think it was decided those 2 concrete plugs are not in the right place.

Michelle

Surley the concrete plugs cover the shafts ? Why would concrete be poured anywhere else than over the filled shafts ?

The post war pit head would not be situated over 'new' shafts.

Confused .com......... (prefer the mearcat)

Bob

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After the war were the original shafts beyond use and the new workings sited close by and new shafts sunk? Or did the new workings incorporate the old shafts which to me seems more logical,

Jon

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I think our friend Gilles, as the man on the spot, would be able to tell us whether the original shafts were damaged during the fighting and had to be resunk post war. In any case, the question in the thread heading needs to be clarified. Tower Bridge was not a spot. It was a very large structure including two sets of winding gear, truck handling etc. It is like asking for the exact spot of Wembley Arena.

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hello

i confirm after the war the french engeners used the old shafts for the coal ...

in the photo it's the same "shafts" ....of tower bridge or fosse 15

gilles

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hello

i confirm after the war the french engeners used the old shafts for the coal ...

in the photo it's the same "shafts" ....of tower bridge or fosse 15

gilles

Merci Gilles.

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As you all know my hobby is also to compare maps/aerials/Now images, but - for the twin towers I am puzzled. Here is a 1915 aerial from my humble archive which , according to Guy's 1918 map, should clearly show the twin towers. But it does not. See the relative easy visible/recognizable 2 small houses at the end of the dump? A huge twin tower construction in between both houses would dominate the image, but- there is nothing to be seen, not even rubble. Are we looking at the wrong location of fosse 15?

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