Tower Bridge

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Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°04′32″W / 51.50556°N 0.07556°W / 51.50556; -0.07556

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge from Shad Thames.jpg
Tower Bridge viewed frae Shad Thames
Carries A100 Tower Bridge Road
Crosses River Thames
Locale Lunnon boroughs:
– north side: Tower Hamlets
– sooth side: Southwark
Mainteened bi Bridge House Estates
Heritage status Grade I leetit structur
Precedit bi London Bridge
Follaed bi Queen Elizabeth II Bridge
Chairacteristics
Design Bascule bridge / Suspension Bridge
Tot lenth 801 feet (244 m)
Hicht 213 feet (65 m)
Langest span 270 feet (82.3 m)
Clearance ablo 8.6 metres (28 ft) (closed)
42.5 metres (139 ft) (open)
(mean heich watter spring tide)
History
Opened 30 Juin 1894; 124 years ago (1894-06-30)

Tower Bridge (Scots: Touer Brig) is a combined bascule an suspension brig in Lunnon.