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  Tower Bridge Picture and Description
The Tower Bridge is, perhaps, the most famous bascule bridge in the world, and its working from the day it was first opened to the present has been perfect, far exceeding the hopes even of its most enthusiastic advocates.
The width of the river between the abutments of the bridge on the north and south sides is 880 feet.
The Tower Bridge Act laid down that when the bridge was open there should be a clear headway at high tide between the water and the high-level footways of 135 feet and a headway of 29 feet when the bridge was closed.
www.hartwell.demon.co.uk /tbpic.htm   (3608 words)

  
 Tower Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A traditional fixed bridge could not be built because it would cut off access to the port facilities situated at that time in the Pool of London, between London Bridge and the Tower of London.
The bridge was opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, and his wife, Alexandra of Denmark.
The bridge is near the Tower of London, St Katharine Docks, and Shad Thames.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tower_Bridge   (1109 words)

  
 Tower Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Tower Bridge is, however, of such importance and interest, both on account of the problems that it has solved, and from the manner in which it has solved them, that this great framework of metal and masonry, so familiar to the Londoner, deserves inclusion among the chief engineering feats of modem times.
Technically, it is a three-span bridge, the two outside spans of the suspension type carried on stout chains that pass at their landward ends over abutment towers of moderate height to anchorages in the shore, and at their river ends over very lofty towers, themselves connected at an elevation of 143 feet above high-water level.
The most notable feature of the Bridge, unless we except the unique combination of steel and masonry work in the towers, is the method of enabling traffic, pedestrian and vehicular, to cross the 200-foot space between the towers, at the level of the roadway of the two outer spans.
www.todayinsci.com /Events/Bridges/BridgeTower.htm   (3928 words)

  
 Tower Bridge (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Bridge is illuminated at night In the second half of the nineteenth century increased commercial development in the East End of London led to a requirement for a new river crossing downstream of London Bridge.
However, a traditional Bridge could not be built because it would cut off access to the port facilities situated at that time in the Pool of London, between London Bridge and the Tower of London.
Tower Bridge under construction, September 28, 1892 Construction of the Bridge started in 1886 and took 8 years, employing 5 major contractors and 432 Construction workers.
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 Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge must be London's most misidentified landmark; as we flew into the city from Chicago, the pilot of our 747 suggested we look out the window at London Bridge!
Well, bad news, buddy, but London Bridge is the next bridge upstream from Tower Bridge, and it's remarkably uninteresting in appearance - it's only claim to fame is that it is at the location of the first bridge across the Thames River, built by the Romans in 43AD.
Tower Bridge doesn't get its name because it's the only bridge on the Thames with towers, rather it was named after the Tower of London, which I was standing outside when I took this photo.
www.richard-seaman.com /Travel/UK/London/TowerBridge   (420 words)

  
 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Tower Bridge
Once the bridge was completed in 1894, however, the public was appalled with the results.
When the Tower Bridge opened to traffic in 1894, the journal The Builder cursed the bridge, calling it "the most monstrous and preposterous architectural sham that we have ever known." But public opinion mellowed over time, and today, the Tower Bridge is one of London's best loved landmarks.
The Tower Bridge is the only movable bridge of the 29 bridges on the Thames River.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/tower.html   (309 words)

  
 Tower Bridge Exhibition - Bridge history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tower Bridge has a fascinating history, which is explored in full in the Tower Bridge Exhibition.
Tower Bridge was painted red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
Tower Bridge opened to the public for the first time since 1910, with a permanent exhibition inside called the Tower Bridge Exhibition.
www.towerbridge.org.uk /TowerBridge/English/BridgeHistory   (751 words)

  
 Tower of London Tour: Surrounding Area
Her Majesty's Tower of London is situated in East London on the boundaries of the boroughs of Stepney and the City of London.
The Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894 by the City of London Corporation to link the southeastern suburbs with the city and eastern London.
The river foreshore in front of the Tower of London, which is part of the Tower lands, is used as a pleasure beach by children.
www.toweroflondontour.com /tolarea.html   (299 words)

  
 Tower Bridge History
The new bridge was planned to be 52' wide in order to accommodate four dedicated lanes for autos and with the center lane for the railroad with curbing between the rail and auto lanes to avoid accidents.
Governor Merriam called the Tower Bridge "Unexcelled in its architectural and engineering beauty and constituting an impressive western gateway to the Capitol City" The Tower Bridge was the first vertical lift bridge on the California Highway System replacing the 25 year old M Street steal swing span.
The Tower Bridge was constructed by the State Department of Public Works in coorperation with the city and county of Sacramento and Yolo, and the Federal Government.
home.pacbell.net /hywaymn/tower_bridge_history.htm   (2166 words)

  
 tourist information on Tower Bridge, London : tourist information from TourUK
Tower Bridge is one London's great landmarks and 'The Tower Bridge Experience' is one of the capital's most unusual and exciting exhibitions.
Tower Bridge, one of the great symbols of London, was built between 1886 - 94.
After a major renovation of Tower Bridge in 1982 the walkways were glassed in and re-opened as a tourist attraction.
www.touruk.co.uk /london_bridges/tower_bridge1.htm   (630 words)

  
 Tower Bridge - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tower Bridge, London, bridge on the River Thames near the Tower of London, one of the city's principal landmarks.
Tower Bridge, connecting Bermondsey and Aldgate, and the Tower of London, was built between 1886 and 1894 at a cost of over £1 million.
This report of the ceremony on the opening of Tower Bridge appeared in The Times on July 2, 1894.
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 London Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tax was levied to fund the new stone bridge, and construction of a new stone bridge was begun in the reign of Henry II, under de Colechurch's direction, in 1176.
Various arches of the bridge collapsed at various points, and houses on the bridge were burnt during Wat Tyler's Peasants' Revolt in 1381 and Jack Cade's rebellion in 1450, during which a pitched battle was fought on the bridge.
Rennie's bridge was constructed from Dartmoor granite, with a length of 928 feet (283 m) and a width of 49 feet (15 m).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_Bridge   (2219 words)

  
 GO BRITANNIA! Travel Guide: London Attractions - Tower Bridge
The bridge was engineered to be a two-level span: the lower level, a draw bridge which elevates to permit tall river traffic and the upper level, twin walkways for pedestrians.
The electrical mechanisms for raising the lower bridge and the stairways for accessing the pedestrian walk are both contained within the massive towers.
The Tower Bridge Museum in the south tower contains the original steam-driven machinery that was used to raise the bridge.
www.britannia.com /travel/top/towerbridge.html   (136 words)

  
 Tower Bridge
In London, England is one of the most recognized bridges in the world, the Tower Bridge.
The structure has a main span of 200 ft., 61 m., with a bascule roadway and two steel walkways which are 140 ft., 43 m.
Popularity has increased sense the bridge was first opened, and it is now one of London's best loved landmarks.
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 Dragonwing - The London Bridge
That bridge is the "London Bridge" that was dismantled, exported, and reassembled at Lake Havasu in Arizona.
The medieval bridge was dismantled utterly after the "New Bridge" was opened, and aside from a few carved objects made as souvenirs from some of the original pilings (and various pieces of stonework that were actually eighteenth-century additions to the original bridge), nothing remains but pictures.
By and by, the bridge became completely lined on both sides: it was said to have been possible for a pedestrian to go halfway across the bridge unaware that he was on a bridge at all.
midtown.net /dragonwing/col9802.htm   (2972 words)

  
 Northpinellas: Bridge plans, tower collide
If the tower's location is a problem, the city will sue the radio station to force it to move the wayward tower off city property, City Manager Bill Horne said.
But radio station officials are blaming the tower's location on the city and do not want to move their tower.
An alternative tower would have to be built, and then the existing tower demolished, so that the radio station could stay on the air, he said.
www.sptimes.com /2002/05/09/NorthPinellas/Bridge_plans__tower_c.shtml   (768 words)

  
 Google Sightseeing » Post Archive » Tower Bridge and the Tower of London
Often incorrectly referred to as ‘London Bridge’, this is in fact Tower Bridge.
There’s a story which claims that when American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch bought the original London Bridge in 1968 and had it rebuilt in Lake Havasu City, Arizona (low-res only I’m afraid), he was under the impression that it was actually Tower Bridge that he was buying.
Tower Bridge isn’t actually named for it’s own towers, but for it’s proximity to the nearby Tower of London, which is the home of the Beefeaters, the ravens with clipped wings and the Crown Jewels.
googlesightseeing.com /2005/08/23/tower-bridge-and-the-tower-of-london   (788 words)

  
 Pictures of Tower Bridge - London
For this was the solution: make a bridge that can open for ships and close for the road traffic.
Tower Bridge, as the new bridge would be called, was special: it was then by far the largest bascule bridge ever been built in the world.
While you climb one of the towers you will be guided by Harry Stone, one of the masons that helped to build the bridge.
www.bamjam.net /Uk/TowerBridge.html   (326 words)

  
 Tower Bridge | Museum/Attraction Review | London | Frommers.com
In 1993, an exhibition opened inside the bridge to commemorate its century-old history; it takes you up the north tower to high-level walkways between the two towers with spectacular views of St. Paul's, the Tower of London, and the Houses of Parliament.
You're then led down the south tower and into the bridge's original engine room, containing the Victorian boilers and steam engines that used to raise and lower the bridge for ships to pass.
Exhibits in the bridge's towers use animatronic characters, video, and computers to illustrate the history of the bridge.
www.frommers.com /destinations/london/A29870.html   (272 words)

  
 Tower Bridge, Attractions of London
Tower Bridge is a bascule bridge in London, over the River Thames.
It is occasionally incorrectly referred to as London Bridge, which is the next bridge upstream.
The bridge was opened in 1894 by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and his wife, Alexandra of Denmark.
magicaljourneys.com /England/england-interest-london-towerbridge.html   (861 words)

  
 London Thames Barrier along the river near Greenwich
The high level walkways, joining the two towers, were provided for use by pedestrians when the deck was raised.
These walkways were however closed in 1910 due to the lack of use; pedestrians were prepared to wait until the deck was re-lowered.
This reflects the reduction in river traffic since the bridge was built; the deck was raised 655 times during the first month of opening.
www.travellondon.com /templates/attractions/gallery_towerbridge.html   (178 words)

  
 Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge is one of the most famous — and beautiful — bridges in the world.
During the day, Tower Bridge is home to London's most unusual and exciting interactive exhibition — The Tower Bridge Experience.
Visit the Tower Bridge's web site or call +44 87-0756-6060 for more information, including bridge history, group tours and rates, individual admission prices, advance bookings, corporate events, and directions.
www.lovetoeatandtravel.com /Site/Intl/London/Fun/tower_bridge.htm   (303 words)

  
 Tower of London -- Britain's Crown Jewels, British Historical and Travel Destination Site
Founded nearly a millennium ago and expanded upon over the centuries since, the Tower of London has protected, housed, imprisoned and been for many the last sight they saw on Earth.
Just as the real Tower of London was added to and enhanced over time, so has this tour, and we expect to continue to do so in the future.
The Tower of London Virtual Tour is not officially connected with the Tower of London in London England, and is not connected with the British Government in any way.
www.toweroflondontour.com   (473 words)

  
 Towerbridge Technologies, LLC :: Your source for Computer, Network and Internet Solutions.
Although Tim is a Knox County resident today, England and Tower Bridge are always on his mind.
Tower Bridge is, with the Houses of Parliament, the most famous London landmark.
To read and see more of Tower Bridge you can go to www.towerbridge.org.uk.
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 Tower Bridge London - Toys & Games - SHOP.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tower Bridge, London Neon Jigsaw Puzzle by Educa
This shot of the Tower Bridge of London shows the stunning structure at sunset, proudly standing guard over the River Thames.
This educational kit lets youngsters create a three-dimensional model of the famous London Tower Bridge the medieval-style span that remains one of Londons best-loved landmarks.
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 Tower Bridge (California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Tower Bridge is a vertical lift bridge located in Sacramento, California, United States, that crosses the Sacramento River.
The Tower Bridge was the first vertical lift bridge in the California Highway System.
In June 1976 it was painted its current shade of gold to match the dome on the State Capitol.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Tower_Bridge_(California)   (365 words)

  
 Tower Bridge - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
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