Manager says he is ‘gutted’ and that it was ‘a bit shortsighted’ to allow guests to carry glass onto 140ft-high platform
Its been less than two weeks since the opening of the glass walkway almost 140 feet above the River Thames, but already a dropped beer bottle and a stiletto heel are threatening to shatter public confidence in the new attraction, Tower Bridge walkway
The Independent reports: The walkway consists of six huge glass panels each weighing more than half a tonne, providing a new view across London, onto the traffic below and – if you’re lucky – the opening of the bridge itself.
But as if stepping over a see-through floor that high up wasn’t scary enough, one of the panes cracked on Friday night when a visitor dropped a glass bottle.
According to ITV News, the attraction remained open – and the glass shattered further when it was walked on by a woman in stilettos.
At no point was anyone at risk of falling through into the murky waters below since, according to the walkway’s manager, the damage only involved the top, “sacrificial” layer of glass – one of five in total.
But Tower Bridge head Chris Earlie told ITV he was “gutted” about the incident and that it may well lead to a change in the rules for guests.