Tower Bridge - London, United Kingdom
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 30.276 W 000° 04.560
30U E 702922 N 5709994
Quick Description: This pair of gargoyles is seen at the entrance to the south side of Tower Bridge in London, United Kingdom.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 7:39:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMGE4J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 33

Long Description:

This pair of gargoyles is found at the south end of the Tower Bridge in London. They are located on either side of one of the suspension components that ties one of the two bascules to the main bridge.

"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. Contrary to popular belief, the song "London Bridge is Falling Down" has nothing to do with Tower Bridge. They are completely different bridges.[1] 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. The bridge's present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour."


Water spout is used: no

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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