Heatwave: Victorian Bridge in London Wrapped in Foil to Protect It From Extreme Heat

A 135-year-old Victorian bridge in London was wrapped in foil in an attempt to stop it from cracking as the UK faced a heat wave this week that could break its high-temperature records.

The foil is part of a pioneering £420,000 temperature-control system designed to keep the bridge at a safe temperature. The bridge is open only to pedestrians and cyclists after it was closed in that 2020 heat wave.