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Raising Tower Bridge Awareness

Posted on the 29 January 2015 by 72point @72hub

A Londoner has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of Tower Bridge after being outraged at the number of people incorrectly ‘tagging’ it as London Bridge.

Charles Lawley, who describes himself as a comedy writer, QPR fan, husband and DILF, has been targeting Instagrammers that are incorrectly tagging Tower Bridge photos as London Bridge in a series of hilarious social media exchanges.

Tower Bridge is no stranger to misnomers, American Robert McCulloch is thought to have bought London Bridge for £1.63 million under the impression that it was the more impressive Tower Bridge. The American tycoon shipped the bridge across the Atlantic piece by piece but urban myth suggests he was actually looking to acquire the more iconic landmark that lies less than a mile away down stream.

Tower Bridge is named after the Tower of London which runs along the banks of the Thames with good access to the tube station Tower Hill. The bridge was opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VII and his wife. London Bridge, on the other hand, has an expansive history dating back to AD50–1176, but the current construction was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 17 March 1973.

Here’s a gallery of Lawley’s tireless tyraid to educate the misinformed snappers. Click here to see the full album.



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