The Tower Bridge: Celebrating Innovation

The Tower Bridge: Celebrating Innovation

If you ever visit London, you should follow the first rule as a tourist and/or bridge enthusiast: Visit the bridges first. London has hundreds of unique crossings serving the population of 8,000,000 (counting the metropolitan area, it’s about 12,000,000). The most popular bridges in London are the crossings along the River Thames, with the bridges at Chelsea, Waterloo, Hungerford, Vauxhall, Blackfriars, the new Millenium, the new London, and especially this bridge: Tower Bridge. Located next to the Tower of London, this 1894 gem is one of the 14 wonders of London that a person must see. It is the most ornamental of London’s bridges and has received dozens of accolades for its rather extraordinary design. The bridge’s history is even more interesting, as you can see in this article that was written and posted by a fellow Brit on the anniversary of the bridge’s grand opening. Read this and then have a look at Tower Bridge. Speaking from the experience of this pontist’s visit in 1999, you will not regret visiting and crossing this unique piece of London history. Enjoy! 🙂