Tower Bridge

The Tower bridge was completed in 1894 and the structure of Victorian engineering quickly became a symbol of London.  Its pinnacled towers and linking catwalk support the mechanism for raising the roadway when big ships have to pass through.  The bridge now houses the Tower Bridge Experience, with interactive displays bringing the bridge's history to life.  Also on display is the steam engine that powered the lifting machinery until 1976, when the system was electrified.  After climbing 300 stairs to the top of the towers, visitors can explore the catwalk (now open to the public) affording a beautiful view along the Thames River.
 Two excellent locations for  photographing the bridge are from the Tower of London and the Millennium Bridge.


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