London Tower Bridge

located in London over the river Thames

The tower bridge is made of brick and steel beams. It was was designed like a bascule and suspension bridge. It also retracts to let boats through.

It was built April 22, 1886 and it took 8 years to build

2 piers were sunken into the river bed to help with construction

It has a Gothic Revival architectural style. The total length of the bridge is 801 feet and its also 213 feet tall.

the bridge is a famous touring destination and is located near Big Ben. For 50 euro, you can take tour of the inner workings of the bridge.

http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/