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Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the most recognised bridges in the world. Before it was built the only bridge in London was London Bridge.
Two large towers rise 200 feet above the Thames
A pair of glass-covered walkways stretch between the two towers for pedestrians. There is a charge to use the walkways today.
Tower Bridge is sometimes mistakenly called London Bridge, which is the next bridge upstream.
When the bridge opened to river traffic in 1894, it was raised and lowered 1,000 times per year. Today, few ships actually travel on the Thames, so the bridge opens less than 100 times per year.
Tower Bridge is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name.
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Tower of London (north bank)
The ship is permanently moored as floating museum on the South side of
the River Thames opposite the Tower of London.
View upstream from Tower Bridge
St Mary Axe glass tower can be seen on the right.
City Hall (South bank)
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