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Lights of Tower Bridge, via Flickr. One of my own :)

Lights of Tower Bridge, via Flickr. One of my own :)

London: this is the same view of the London bridge when we were crossing the millennium bridge to go to the globe.

London: this is the same view of the London bridge when we were crossing the millennium bridge to go to the globe.

Tower Bridge, London, England  London’s 272-foot, dual-bascule bridge began as an architectural conundrum. As the East End of the capital city became more densely populated in the 19th century, the city needed a new crossing structure downstream of the London Bridge, but could not afford to disrupt river traffic in the process. The solution? A bridge that could raise and lower to allow river traffic to pass.

Tower Bridge, London, England London’s 272-foot, dual-bascule bridge began as an architectural conundrum. As the East End of the capital city became more densely populated in the 19th century, the city needed a new crossing structure downstream of the London Bridge, but could not afford to disrupt river traffic in the process. The solution? A bridge that could raise and lower to allow river traffic to pass.