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What bridge goes over the River Thames?

What bridge goes over the River Thames?

Cross the Thames at Westminster Bridge if you want to get an iconic picture of Big Ben on the north bank, or the London Eye to the south. It’s the oldest road bridge across the Thames in central London, and was designed by engineer Thomas Page.

Where is Tower Bridge located at?

London Borough of Southwark
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Tower Bridge/Location

What does the London Tower Bridge connect?

Tower Bridge is a drawbridge in London. It crosses the River Thames near the Tower of London.

What type of bridge is the Tower Bridge?

Suspension bridge
Bascule bridge
Tower Bridge/Bridge type

Who opened Tower Bridge?

Edward, Prince of Wales
The bridge was constructed to give better access to the East End of London, which had expanded its commercial potential in the 19th century. The bridge was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Wales in 1894….

Tower Bridge
Opened 30 June 1894
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Which part of London is Tower Bridge?

Tower Bridge is without doubt London’s most famous landmark and connects the East End Borough of Tower Hamlets with the south east Borough of Southwark. Not only is the area home to such an iconic piece of history but it’s also an attractive and vibrant neighbourhood to live in.

How does Tower Bridge lift up?

The answer was to make Tower Bridge a bascule bridge. Therefore, instead of chains pulling up the bascules from the towers, the hard work of opening and closing Tower Bridge is left to eight large cogs. These are about 1m in diameter, four on each side, which rotate to open and close the Bridge.

Who controls Tower Bridge?

the Bridge Houses Estates
One more thought… Visit Tower Bridge and you will learn that the Bridge is owned by the Bridge Houses Estates, a charity established by Royal Charter in 1282 by the City of London Corporation.