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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a Victorian drawbridge, built at the end of the 19th century. It was created on the basis of a steel skeleton covered with stone in the neo-Gothic style. It is 244 m long and consists of two towers connected by two bridges. The lower one is for car traffic, and the footbridge lying 34 m above. Inside the towers there is a gallery with photos and screens with interactive films and presentations on the history of the bridge.

Tower Bridge was created according to the design of Horace Jones. Initially, the drawbridge mechanism of the bridge was steam-powered, but it was replaced by an electrical system. Raised spans allow ships about 40 m high to pass. Lifting takes about 90 seconds. Currently, the bridge is raised only a few times a week, while in the first month after its opening it took place over 600 times. The name of the bridge comes from the nearby Tower of London.

Tower Bridge map
Tower Bridge Road SE1 2UP London , United Kingdom