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Tower Bridge (1894), London
Code Number:
CEEV05P04_07
Title:
Tower Bridge (1894), London
380 feer long, 60 feet wide
Central drawbridge with two bascules of 1,100 tons each, originally raised by steam-driven hydraulic power, today by electricity. Two 300-foot steel towers clad in granite and Portland stone support the bascules as well as a 200-foot-high walkway which is cantilevered out from the towers. Suspension chains support the road spans from the riverbanks to the two towers.
Architect: Horace Jones. Engineer: John Wolfe Barry. Contractors: Sir William Arrol & Co. and William Armstrong
Keywords:
Bridge, Crossing, Span, London, England, City, Great Britain, England, English, Architecture, Structure, Scenic, Europe, European, archives, Country
Image by:
Bill Heick

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