20 Facts About Tower Bridge

1. Tower Bridge is still in function and is still a major crossing of the Thames.

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2. Tower Bridge is located close to the Tower of London from which it got its name.

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3. Tower Bridge is the only Thames bridge which can be raised.

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4. Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the World.

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5. In 2006, Martin Tower Bridge landed in the hands of the company that now includes Ronca and Herrick.

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6. Tower Bridge amassed a fan base that aims to preserve it, at least visually.

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7. Tower Bridge originally opened in 1966, with the second Severn crossing—now known as the Prince of Wales Bridge—completed in 1996.

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8. Tower Bridge seen from the north bank of the Thames.

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9. Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge located in London, United Kingdom.

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10. Tower Bridge has a fascinating history, which is explored in full in Tower Bridge Exhibition.

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11. Tower Bridge originally linked Iron Gate, on the north bank, with Horselydown Lane, on the south.

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12. In 1982 Tower Bridge opened to the public for the first time since 1910, with a permanent exhibition inside called The Tower Bridge Experience.

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13. Tower Bridge is 244 metres long and each tower is 65 meters (213 feet) high.

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14. Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London.

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15. Tower Bridge originally opened in 1966, with the second Severn crossing—now known as the Prince of Wales Bridge—completed in 1996.

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16. Tower Bridge is still a busy crossing of the Thames: it is crossed by over 40,000 people every day.

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17. Tower Bridge was closed to all road traffic for almost three months in late 2016.

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18. Tower Bridge was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the then Prince of Wales, and his wife, The Princess of Wales (Alexandra of Denmark).

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19. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation.

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20. Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894.

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