An Iconic Symbol Of London

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894.

Tower Bridge serves as a structure carrying a road and path connecting people across a river and is an iconic symbol of the city carrying more than a century of the history.

In 2008, Bridge Tower entered renovations that lasted four years. Metal parts were stripped of original paint and are repainted in white and blue. New lights were installed in walkways and suspension chains were repainted with six layers of protective paint.

  • The bridge is 800 feet (240 m) in length with two towers each 213 feet (65 m) high, built on piers.

  • It took eight years, five major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers each day to build.

  • Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the framework for the Towers and Walkways.

More about the Tower Bridge History...

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