04 November, 2010
Tower Bridge in London is often incorrectly referred to as London Bridge, well me too, the bridge was on the other side. The bridge spans the Themes River, and is firmly ensconced as an iconic symbol of London itself. The reason for the bridge was the rapid development of commerce between the city of London and East End.
The Tower Bridge was designed and built between 1886 and 1891. Its distinctive design features two stately towers that are connected by horizontal pedestrian walkways. The walkways used to have a negative reputation as being a hangout for prostitutes and pickpockets, but now they are open to the public as a feature of the Tower Bridge Exhibition. The bridge is very popular among tourists in London because it affords magnificent views of the city.