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
CarriesA100 Tower Bridge Road
CrossesRiver Thames
LocaleLunnon boroughs:
– north side: Tower Hamlets
– sooth side: Southwark
Mainteened biBridge House Estates
Heritage statusGrade I leetit structur
Precedit biLondon Bridge
Follaed biQueen Elizabeth II Bridge
Chairacteristics
DesignBascule bridge / Suspension Bridge
Tot lenth801 feet (244 m)
Hicht213 feet (65 m)
Langest span270 feet (82.3 m)
Clearance ablo8.6 metres (28 ft) (closed)
42.5 metres (139 ft) (open)
(mean heich watter spring tide)
History
Opened30 Juin 1894; 125 years ago (1894-06-30)

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