The Tower Bridge is a symbol of London, which towers over the Thames and attracts tourists. The bridge connects the south and north coast of the Thames and is located in the center of London, close to another popular attraction - the London Tower, according to numerous descriptions - one of the most famous dungeons in the world. Here you can learn about ten interesting facts about the landmark London attractions.
10. Construction of the Tower Bridge lasted 8 years - from 1886 to 1894. 432 builders worked over its construction. The bridge cost 1 million 184 thousand pounds.
9. It took 11,000 tons of steel in order to build a frame of towers and aisles.
8. Mobile bridge parts were initially activated by steam energy. However, since 1976, oil and electricity have been used to generate energy. Pump motors, batteries and boilers used in the original design are now on display at the Tower Bridge Museum.