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Jembatan Tower (London)

Panjang244,00 m
Lebar8,60 m
Kondisi UmumAktif
Jenis JembatanGantung
Tanggal Mulai1886
Tanggal Selesai1894
Tanggal Peresmian30 Juni 1894
Yang MeresmikanThe Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII), and his wife, The Princess of Wales (Alexandra of Denmark)
NegaraUnited Kingdom
Latitude (GPS)51.5055560000000000
Longitude (GPS)-0.0755560000000060

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 has become an iconic symbol of London.

The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour.[1]

The nearest London Underground station is Tower Hill on the Circle and District lines, and the nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Tower Gateway.[2]

Contrary to popular belief, the song "London Bridge Is Falling Down" has nothing to do with Tower Bridge, instead referring to the collapses of other various London Bridges.[3]

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