Tower Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in London, England. It is a combined bascule and suspension bridge that spans the River Thames, connecting the Tower of London on the north bank to Southwark on the south bank.
Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and is an iconic symbol of London. BB7 were appointed by The Corporation of London to develop a bespoke building fire strategy for the Tower Bridge Exhibition.
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Tower Bridge’s design is a combination of a bascule (drawbridge) and a suspension bridge. The central span is a bascule bridge, which can be raised to allow ships to pass through. The two towers are connected by a high-level walkway, which was originally used by pedestrians to cross when the bascules were raised.
Over the years, Tower Bridge has undergone some changes and modernizations. In 1976, the original steam-powered mechanisms that operated the bascules were replaced with electric and hydraulic systems. The high-level walkways were closed in 1910 due to lack of use but were reopened in 1982 as part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition, allowing visitors to enjoy panoramic views of London.