Year: 1894. Lenght: 244 meters.
The beautiful Tower Bridge is not only the most famous bridge in Great Britain, but also one of the most famous bridges in the world. The bridge across the Thames is located in the center of London and is one of the most important landmarks of the British capital. Your bridge is incredibly beautiful from the architectural standpoint. The bridge is decorated with two high towers, between which two pedestrian streets are located at the height of 34 meters. From them, the unbelievably beautiful panorama of the Thames and the historic sights on its shores opens up.
The Tower Bridge itself is also a valuable historical monument, opened in 1894. The general length of the bridge, which is constructed of steel and granite, forms 244 meters. At the end of the 19th century the architectHoras Johnes designed a draft bridge. The first bridge was opened by the hydraulic system. Its design was designed to save energy as much as possible. Now the Tower Bridge is equipped with the electrical opening system.
Notable for the fact that the bridge was originally intended not only for the drivers, but also for the pedestrians. For the pedestrians were designed two galleries in the upper part, therefore one could go over the bridge even at the opening. In 1982 the small museum dedicated to the history of the bridge was opened in one of the galleries. In the same year there was the comfortable viewing platform for the tourists. Although the bridge is a hundred years old, it still has not lost its original meaning. Each day, about 40,000 people travel across the Tower Bridge. Next - Golden Gate Bridge
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