It seems that today is a day for England to be featured in this blog. Let's practice a bit history about London and London Tower. I guess we all know that London is the capital city of England. This picture I have here is the Tower Bridge. Don't get mistaken between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. They are completely different. I will share a photo next time about London Bridge for you to see. As you can see, the sky in London is always grey. You will be thankful if you visit London with sunny weather. I am still thankful when I visited London last year..rain or shine, I can still enjoy travelling! Don't forget to bring umbrella when visiting this great city!
The bridge is 800 feet (244 m) in length with two towers each 213 feet (65 m) high, built on piers. The central span of 200 feet (61 m) between the towers is split into two equal bascules or leaves, which can be raised to an angle of 83 degrees to allow river traffic to pass. The bascules, weighing over 1,000 tons each, are counterbalanced to minimize the force required and allow raising in five minutes.
The two side-spans are suspension bridges, each 270 feet (82 m) long, with the suspension rods anchored both at the abutments and through rods contained within the bridge's upper walkways. The pedestrian walkways are 143 feet (44 m) above the river at high tide.