Tower Bridge has chosen John Gass as its showcase object for London History Day as he held one of the best jobs in London - being in charge of Tower Bridge.
As the first Superintendent of Machinery and then Bridge Master at Tower Bridge, John Gass had a vital role in keeping the engines of Tower Bridge working so it could open for passing ships.
John Gass first started working at Tower Bridge as a foreman during its construction but stayed on after the work had finished to become the Superintendent of Machinery and later the Bridge Master. This meant that he was in charge of the state of the art machinery which opened Tower Bridge and helped make it a London icon.
Family activity day
10.30am - 4pm
Find out more about John's work at a family activity day in the original Tower Bridge Engine Rooms and make your own Bridgemaster hat to take home.
Free with admission. No booking necessary.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Tower Bridge Road
Open 10am - 5.30pm