Tower Bridge (London)

The Tower Bridge in London, England was built between 1886 and 1894. It is a combined bascule and suspension bridge across the River Thames. it is situated close to the Tower of London and it is one of the most recognizable icons in English culture. It is not to be confused with the London Bridge.

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Why was the tower bridge made of steel?

The Tower Bridge was made out of steel for a very simple reason. Steel is a very strong compound, as it is rather dense and has some amount of malleability allowing it to bend in and out of shape if too much pressure is put upon it. So therefore it becoems a very useful metal to use in construction.

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How much did it cost to build the tower bridge of London?

£1,184,000 in 1894 when it was completed ((£100 million at today's prices).

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How long does it take the tower bridge to open?

The construction started in 1886 and opened in 1894.

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What words describe London's Tower Bridge?

Unusual.

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How long does it take to raise the tower bridge?

About 5 minutes.

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What is the length of the drawbridge on tower bridge?

Tower Bridge is a combined suspension and bascule bridge which allows it to open for the passage of boats with tall masts. Each of the bascules (which resemble a castle drawbridge) is 100 foot long - about 30 metres.

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What was the purpose of London tower bridge?

Tower Bridge opened in 1894 and is the only bridge in London which is able to open and allow tall ships to pass underneath. Although there is no longer commercial traffic using that part of the river Thames, Tower Bridge still opens several times every week to allow large yachts and other craft to pass underneath.

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Where are tower bridges usually found?

THE Tower Bridge is in London.

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What is so special about the tower bridge in London?

There isn't another bridge anywhere else in the world that looks anything like Tower Bridge so it is instantly recognisable. It is the only bridge over the river Thames that can be raised to allow tall-masted boats to pass under it. It is still possible for pedestrians to cross the bridge, even when it is 'open' to allow a boat to pass underneath.

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How does the Tower Bridge work?

there are camras on the bridge and the men in the workrooms see theres a boat coming from the tv and pull a leaver to make gears spin and the gears make the platform go up and they push the leaver up again once the boats through to make them go down again.

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How long has the tower bridge been there?

it has been there for a 117 years

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When was the Tower Bridge completed?

Tower Bridge was completed in 1894.

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What materials are used to build the tower bridge?

cheese plastacine and gelatine

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Why does the Tower Bridge open?

Tower Bridge is raised to allow large ships to sail up the Thames.

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What type of Bridge is Tower Bridge?

The Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge.

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How long does it take the tower bridge to lift open?

About five minutes.

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How tall is tower bridge?

From the road section:

8.6 metres (28ft - closed)

42.5 meters (139ft - open)

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Why is the Tower Bridge famous?

The Tower Bridge is near the harbor. It is a favorite spot to take pictures.

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When was the tower bridge in London built and by who was it built by?

Tower Bridge was completed in 1894 for the City of London Corporation.

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How many cars cross the Tower Bridge daily?

20,000 cars

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Who built Tower Bridge?

Tower Bridge was built by the architect Horace Jones and Sir Wolfe-Barry, the youngest son of architect Sir Charles Barry, in the late 1800's.

Architects are not builders, the principle builder and construction engineer was Sir William Arrol Glasgow Scotland. The giant steel structures for the towers were built in Scotland and floated down to the Thames. Sir William Arrol also built the famous Fourth Bridge and many others.

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Who created or made the tower bridge in London England?

horace joned horace joned

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When was the first London tower bridge built?

There has only ever been one Tower Bridge in London. It was available to use from 1894.

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Why was the tower bridge a suspension bridge?

because it held a cable

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How far is London tower bridge travel lodge from London o2 arena?

About 5 miles

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