Tower Bridge glass walkway shatters as bottle of beer dropped 140ft above the Thames

first_img The £1m glass walkway that opened across Tower Bridge a fortnight ago has been smashed after a beer bottle was dropped onto it by a caterer.  The walkway, which is 140ft high and boasts a unique view of the bridge and Thames below, was initially cracked by the bottle, but reports suggest a woman walking over the broken glass in stiletto heels caused the pane to shatter further.  Bosses replaced the cracked glass, which was in one of five layers, over the weekend. Chris Earlie, head of Tower Bridge, said the attraction was “completely safe”, though a glass ban may be brought in. The shattered glass Here’s how the world was alerted to the news:   Was in tower bridge walkway today, someone dropped a beer bottle; this happened pic.twitter.com/fYFju69XBS— Peter Gordon (@the1gordo) November 21, 2014  Well that tweet got quite a bit of attention… The damage was superficial and there was *never* any danger!— Peter Gordon (@the1gordo) November 24, 2014 To all of you asking about the welfare of the beer, no need to worry, I’m pretty sure it was finished— Peter Gordon (@the1gordo) November 24, 2014 Express KCS Tower Bridge glass walkway shatters as bottle of beer dropped 140ft above the Thames whatsapp whatsapp Monday 24 November 2014 9:25 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: bridges and landmarks London buildingslast_img