Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge , named after its two impressive towers, is one of London's best known landmarks. This Victorian Bridge is now more than 100 years old. After eight years of building the Tower Bridge was completed in 1894. It was designed by Wolfe Barry and Horace Jones. The middle of the bridge can be raised to permit large vessels to pass the Tower Bridge. It used to be raised about 50 times a day, but nowadays it is only raised 4 to 5 times a week. tower bridge

towerbridge tower The high level walkways, joining the two towers, were provided for use by pedestrians when the deck was raised. These walkways were however closed in 1910 due to the lack of use; pedestrians were prepared to wait until the deck was re-lowered. The bridge is 60 meters long and its towers rise to a height of 43 meters. From the top of the towers, you have a great view on the center of London. You can also visit the inside of the tower, where you can observe the original mechanism used to raise the bridge.