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 the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Originally it was painted a chocolate brown colour.2

Tower Bridge is sometimes mistakenly referred to as London Bridge,3 which is the next bridge upstream.

Taken with a Sony A500- 18-200 Sigma Lens


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  • Darren Kitchen
    Darren Kitchenalmost 3 years ago

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 3 years ago

    I see you never let us down..great shot mate..

  • Thanks jason

    – Darren Kitchen

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