Simbola Londona Tower Bridge

London is a city rich in history, the city wins its tradition and is always in fashion. London is a city that stands proudly on the banks of the Thames. London has beautiful bridges but definitely the most romantic Tower Bridge. It’s a nice day, but at night is magical. Tower Bridge is named after nearby the Castle Tower

The bridge was designed on paper, architect Horace Jones. In terms of engineering built by Sir John Wolfe Barry. For Barry may have never heard of, but his resume is quite impressive; except Tower Bridge, in fact, could be proud of the fact that he was the architect of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).

Construction began in 1886. Only the structures that support two massive towers spent 70,000 tons of concrete. Build the bridge is primarily steel and contains 11,000 tons of steel, although its appearance is dominated by a stone facade, which also protects the steel structure and has an aesthetic role. Made of granite and stone. The works lasted 8 years old, participated in the construction of the five contractors and 432 workers. Jones died in 1887 and the works were completed by his colleague John Wolfe-Barry who was responsible for the Victorian facade. The bridge was opened by the then Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII on 30 June 1894.

Tower Bridge in London connects the shore of the River Thames since 1894 and is one of the most beautiful and most recognizable bridges in the world. Specific by its two towers and a combination of suspension and bascule bridge.

243-meter-long bridge is actually built on two supporting tower height of 65 meters, which are connected above the tunnels, but the street that has the ability to open up to 86 degrees so that larger ships can pass the Thames.Distance interaction between state tower is 61 m. To open, the bridge need just 5 minutes. Today, the bridge opens only when necessary and with prior notice 24 hours before.

Daily over the bridge cover more than 40,000 people a year visited by about 600,000 visitors. Crossing the bridge is free. At the bridge towers located within the museum.

Tower Bridge got a new floor made of transparent glass, which provides a special view of the river and breathtaking visitors who are afraid of heights. Setting the glass floor in the tower of Tower Bridge, costing a million pounds, and it is a long glass plates at 11 and two meters wide.

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