Tower Bridge London

It was very cold in the morning when we viewed the Tower Bridge.

the Queen's Walk


to view the Tower Bridge from afar


here's the bridge


unique shaped building 



view across the River Thames


close-up view


The bridge is 800 feet (244 m) 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. The bascules, weighing over 1,000 tons each, are counterbalanced to minimise the force required and allow raising in five minutes.

The two side-spans are suspension bridges, each 270 feet (82 m) long, with the suspension rods anchored both at the abutments and through rods contained within the bridge's upper walkways. The pedestrian walkways are 143 feet (44 m) above the river at high tide.
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Comments

  1. Very nice shots you have there. Hopefully one day soon I can visit this place :)

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  2. Yes, famous landmark. People often mistake that as London Bridge which it isn't.

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  3. Nice one. :)

    The weather looks kinda gloomy though.

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  4. So this is the famous london bridge we know from the childhood song XD

    Nice sharing!

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  5. Why they like to confuse people with a bridge look-alike and the name too? So London Bridge is falling down but not Tower Bridge eh.

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  6. That's not the London Bridge but the Tower Bridge.

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  7. The funny shape building looks a bit like our Telekom Tower...only this one is rounder

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  8. how come last time we used to sing London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down? makes no sense actually..
    good to see something familiar here.. did u go Big Ben?

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  9. The London Bridge is still intact. This one is the Tower Bridge.

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