Tower Bridge (built 1886-1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It 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.
All Artwork is © Erik Brede, except where otherwise noted, & may not be printed, re-distributed, modified or posted elsewhere without written authorization. I appreciate your respect for my ownership of my work & my copyrights. All artwork and content on the Erik Brede Photography website are legally protected by International copyright laws. Unauthorized duplication or usage is prohibited by the Copyright law and will be prosecuted. I protect my copyright interests.