Gothic in style, remarkable in structure and awesome in size, the London Tower bridge stands proudly as one of the most fascinating bridges in the world. Its history combined with design, mechanism and perfect location makes this place clothed with tourists. At onetime it served largely for commercial purposes, but today it is more symbolic and is a place where you can soak up some authentic British History.
The design of the London Bridge was meant to mirror the Tower of London located nearby. It was built out of necessity and brought together many fine architects and designers. The construction took a total of 8 years and used up a gastronomic amount of steel, 11000 tons to be exact! But the outcome you can admire today will make one realize that it was totally worth it. This 265 meter long bridge is a symbol of unmatched beauty, in a deep medieval sense that is unique to the European world. Another fascinating feat of the bridge is its mechanics where it opens to make way for passing ships. Today this is more of the tourist’s favorite and only rises in this way to make for cruise ships. If you are particularly interested in viewing this, the bridge website provides all the prescheduled times at which this takes place. A walk through the tower bridge in itself is an attraction. Inside you find the tower bridge exhibition which consists of the walkway and the two towers where once can view the Victorian Engine room. There is plenty more about the bridge and its history that can be learnt by a number of media presentations available here.
The bridge is a fascinating place to soak up some panoramic views of the beautiful London City. At night its adornment with lights makes it one illuminated artwork that definitely must be captured.