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1892 Tower Bridge photographs rediscovered

A previously unknown cache of of photographs showing the construction of London's Tower Bridge in 1892 has been discovered the Mail online reports. The unique pictures, dating back to 1892, document the construction the iconic bridge, which at the time was a landmark feat of engineering nicknamed ‘The Wonder Bridge’.

The discarded pictures, which were retrieved by a caretaker who was looking after a building being turned into flats in 2006, have spent the last five years in a carrier bag underneath his bed.

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