John Wolfe Barry blue plaque in London

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Tower Bridge opened 1894. Built to the design of Sir John Wolfe Barry the whole mechanical construction is unique in the world and the acme of steam and hydraulic power in the Victorian era.

Sir John Wolfe Wolfe-Barry (7 December 1836 – 22 January 1918), the youngest son of famous architect Sir Charles Barry, was an English civil engineer of the late 19th and early 20th century. His most famous project is Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London which was constructed 1886-1894. After receiving a knighthood in 1897, he added "Wolfe" to his inherited name in 1898 to become Sir John Wolfe Wolfe-Barry.

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