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Tower Bridge
Things to see at Tower Bridge:
A bucket list of the top sights at Tower Bridge, ordered by popularity.
1. Tower of London
2. HMS Belfast
3. Hay's Galleria
4. Shad Thames
5. Traitor's Gate
6. Raven
7. The Scoop
8. Butler's Wharf
9. Beefeater
10. Guard
11. Tower Hill
12. Design Museum
13. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
14. Trinity Square
15. The Queen's Walk
16. Puente de Londres
17. All Hallows by the Tower
18. Dickens Inn
19. Torre de Londres
20. Girl with a Dolphin
21. Potters Fields Park
22. Jewel House
23. Custom House
24. Bell Tower
25. Roman Wall
26. St John's Chapel
27. Tower Pier
28. Poppies in the Moat
29. The Tower Hotel
30. Lanthorn Tower
31. Cradle Tower
32. Trinity House
33. Waterloo Block
34. The Shipwrights Arms
35. Tower Wall
36. The Rack
37. Wakefield Tower
38. Yeoman Warder
39. The Navigators
40. Druid Street
41. Maritime Wenlock
42. Tower Green
43. Port of London Authority Building
44. Beauchamp Tower
45. Anchor Brewhouse
46. Scaffold Site
47. Hung Drawn and Quartered
48. The Horniman At Hays
49. The Pommelers Rest
50. Middle Tower
51. Byward Tower
52. Sea of Red
53. Tower Place
54. Head of Invention
55. St Thomas Street
56. The Telectroscope
57. Brewery Square
58. Lun Dun Ta
59. Renault R25
60. Merchant Navy Memorial

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust's bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in the Tower Hamlets.

The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical components of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee.

The bridge deck is freely accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians, whereas the bridge's twin towers, high-level walkways and Victorian engine rooms form part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, for which an admission charge is made. The nearest London Underground tube stations are Tower Hill on the Circle and District lines, London Bridge on the Jubilee and Northern lines and Bermondsey on the Jubilee line, and the nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Tower Gateway. The nearest National Rail stations are at Fenchurch Street and London Bridge.

(Wikipedia)
Categories Bridge, Landmark
Visitors 3250
Oldest photo 03/11/1996
Newest photo 02/06/2016
Alternative titles "Tower bridge"
"tower bridge"
"The Tower Bridge"
"View from Tower Bridge"
"Tower Bridge London"
Website http://www.towerbridge.org.uk
Address Tower Bridge Rd
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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