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« on: September 23, 2015, 06:14:28 am »

Examining the history of bridges and shipping on the Thames, leading to the design and construction of Tower Bridge.

Excerpted from the hosting site:

"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..."

Tower Bridge London ~ History Of London Bridge Full Documentary NEW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va_N6LJsiFA
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