Kamis, 07 Januari 2016

Tower Bridge, London, Inggris

Tower Bridge, London, Inggris

London merupakan tempat yang penuh dengan keajaiban. Bila Anda tengah ada di London, Tower Bridge mesti jadi prioritas tempat yang dikunjungi, lantaran jembatan ini adalah ikon serta satu diantara contoh paling baik dari histori London di zaman Victorian.


Tower Bridge di bangun pada 1886-1894, jembatan itu melewati sungai Thames dekat dengan Menara London. Tower Bridge adalah satu diantara lima jembatan London yang saat ini dipunyai serta dikelola oleh Bridge House Estate, suatu badan amal yang dipantau oleh City of London Corporation.





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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. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour.

The nearest London Underground tube stations are Tower Hill on the Circle and District line, London Bridge and Bermondsey, and the nearest Docklands Light Railway station is Tower Gateway.