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Tower Bridge

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  • Dan Hobson

    Tower Bridge is one of London's famous bridges and one of its most iconic landmarks. From the bridge, you get a breathtaking view over London. The bridge was opened in 1894 to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the busy Pool of London docks. Built with giant moveable roadways that lift up for passing ships, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel. It is free to walk over the bridge, of course. But to explore the inside structure, admission costs £9.80 for adults, £4.20 for 5-15 year-olds, and under 5s are free. For more information, visit: towerbridge.org.uk.

    • July 31, 2019

  • Heinz

    It is certainly the most famous bascule bridge in the world: the Tower Bridge over the Thames. By the way, the bridge does not have its name because of its two towers, but is named after the nearby Tower of London.
    Although a major road passes through them, shipping still has priority. For particularly large ships, the two middle bridge parts are folded up. However, the two rockers are only opened so far that the respective ship can drive through. Completely open (up to 86 degrees), however, the bridge will only honor on special occasions or to name certain personalities. Such as. 1965 for the funeral procession of Winston Churchill.

    The Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894 in order to solve the traffic problems of that time and at the same time to enable ships to access the harbor facilities. It was built of steel and then the towers were covered with limestone to give the bridge a more beautiful look. The (visible) metal parts were painted red-white-blue on Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee, British national colors. Since then, these colors have been retained.

    The road over Tower Bridge is an important traffic artery, with about 40,000 cars passing through every day. To protect the historic structure, motorists must keep to a speed limit of 20 miles / hour (about 30 km / h).
    Source: london.sehenswuerdigkeiten-online.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/tower_bridge.html

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    • May 16, 2017

  • Wolfgang

    Oldest existing Thames Bridge in the City of London. Designed as a drawbridge, occasionally the two middle outriggers are swung up. A visit to this event is of course highly recommended.

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    • June 11, 2018

  • troghalls

    Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London.

    • October 19, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    With entrance fee you can walk over the two small „bridges“ on top.

    • May 24, 2020

  • Thomas ADFC Saar

    Impressive and technically ingenious building.

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    • January 4, 2019

  • Felix

    A cool bridge👍. It works and ships go down.

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    • August 23, 2018

  • Burkhard

    To write something new about Tower Bridge would be to carry owls to Athens. It's just monumental and you have to let it sink in.

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    • November 30, 2020

  • Tommys Auszeit 🌲🌳🥾🚲 🏕🎒

    You have to see it, of course

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    • March 19, 2021

  • Romy 🚴‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️ 🚶‍♀️

    Of course, it is also a must when visiting London.

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    • May 23, 2021

  • PeterStar

    A landmark of London.

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    • September 18, 2019

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