"Tower Bridge" Tower Bridge Tip by MarkJochim

Tower Bridge, London: 308 reviews and 521 photos

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

Tower was the first bridge to be built east of London Bridge and took eight years to construct once the design was chosen. The high-level walkways were designed so that the public could still cross the bridge when it was raised, were closed down in 1910 due to lack of use. Most people preferred to wait at the bottom and watch the bascules rise up! In 1952, a London bus had to leap from one bascule to the other when the bridge began to rise with the bus still on it. The London Bridge Experience opened in 1982.

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: Tower Hill or London Bridge tubes
Phone: 020-7626-3065
Website: http://www.towerbridge.org.uk

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  • Updated Jul 6, 2003
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