"Tower Bridge" Tower Bridge Tip by MarkJochim

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  Tower Bridge from the Thames (Mark Jochim 5/25/03)
by MarkJochim

Tower Bridge is one of the world's most famous bridges. Designed by Horace Jones, this triumph of British engineering was opened in 1894 and quickly became a symbol of London. It's pinnacled towers and linking catwalk support the mechanism for raising the roadway when big ships have to pass through, or for special occassions.

The bridge now houses the Tower Bridge Experience with interactive displays bringing the bridge's history to life. There are also some wonderful panoramic views from the catwalk. Also on display is the steam engine that powered the lifting machinery until 1976 when the system was electrified.

OPEN: 09:30-18:00 daily; closed Dec. 24-25

ADMISSION: 4.50 adult; 3.00 under 16; free under 5

Address: Tower Bridge Road, EC3/SE1
Directions: Main Entrance to Tower Bridge Experience is in the North Tower (closest to Tower Of London)
Phone: 020-7626-3065
Website: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk

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  • Updated Jul 6, 2003
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