Tower Bridge of London!

I will continue on my ride to update older posts, it has been a blast with the past and more ideas for the future! This one is one those trips I made regularly on business and then decided to take the family there. We all got a blast of a trip and my boys especially love it. One spot that was impressive to us was the Tower Bridge of London! Therefore, let me tell you a bit more of it; hope you enjoy it too.

On our trips in Europe lucky we have been able to visit several countries and of course England would have been on the list and it was. I have visited many times on business trips but had one visit with the family.  One of the nice things to see there is the Tower Bridge, and like to give you a glimpse.

The Tower Bridge is a bascule bridge, located in London and in particular allowing the passage of the Thames river to motorized vehicles. It belongs to the class of suspension bridges and is composed of granite for its facade, steel for its structure and concrete for its foundations. It is located between the boroughs of Southwark and Tower Hamlets, near the Tower of London from which it takes its name. At the time of its construction, the Tower Bridge is the largest with 246 meters in length and 65 meters in height ; and the most sophisticated of the bascule bridges ever built.


The bridge was officially opened on June 30, 1894 by the Prince of Wales, future King Edward VII and his wife, the Princess of Wales, Alexandra of Denmark.

The Tower Bridge is nearly entirely decoration! Bright blues and gray colors the Bridge is topped with two neo-gothic towers with a covered walkway suspended between the two. This bridge is actually built to look even older than it is – the huge gray stones were selected to give the bridge a medieval feeling – which partially contributes to the fact that most people believe this is the centuries-old London Bridge.


The Tower Hill Station is the closest tube/metro /subway station to the Tower Bridge.

The official webpage of the Tower Bridge of London

The London tourist office on the Tower Bridge

There you have it folks, enjoy it while you can , the Tower Bridge of London. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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