"The Towering Bridge of London" Tower Bridge Tip by Jenniflower
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Tower Bridge was completed in 1894, after 8 years of construction.
Many people don't realise why it was even built in the first place, or why it is so different from London's other bridges.
Originally, London Bridge was the only crossing over the Thames. As London developed and grew, so did her infrastructure.. roads, buildings and bridges, and the Tower Bridge was one of the things built.
Driven by oil and electricity since 1976, the huge bascules are nowadays still operated by using hydraulic power.
On the Tower tour you can view the engine room etc. It is a nice tour, not too long, and inexpensive.
When you see it you will be amazed.
It's majestic, with its thick bolts and sturdiness. If you are in luck you will see it open up and allow a larger (taller) boat through.... but I have never been fortunate enough to see this. Yet ;)
Address: Tower Bridge Road, EC3/SE1
Directions: Tower Hill or London Bridge tubes
Phone: 0 20 7626 3065
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