Tower Bridge is probably the world’s most famous bridge and certainly one of the most photogenic. With its two spectacular towers it dominates the River Thames.
Opened in 1894, the bridge is 800 feet (244 meters) in length with two towers each 213 feet (65 m) high, built on piers. The central span of 200 feet (61 m) between the towers is split into two equal bascules or leaves, which can be raised to an angle of 83 degrees to allow river traffic to pass.
To learn more about the history, design and building of Tower Bridge, the people involved in its construction and why it was needed, visit The Tower Bridge Exhibition which is situated inside the bridge’s towers and is open daily.
Location:Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1
Nearest Tube: Tower Hill