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Tower Bridge

In the late nineteenth century, the commercial development of the East End led to the need for a new river crossing downstream of the historic London Bridge, with which Tower Bridge is often confused.

The chosen design, by Horace Jones, featured two bascules that can be raised to 86 degrees to allow river traffic to pass. Today, up on the bridge walkways, visitors can read about such history and see two exhibitions: Great Bridges of the World and the Victorian Engine Rooms, which display the steam engines which once powered the bridge.

Tower Bridge Road
Tel: 020 7403 3761
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Photograph
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