Tower bridge anadelcastillo

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Hi! I'm Ana Del Castillo Flores and I'm going to talk about Tower Bridge.

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  1. 1. TOWER BRIDGEAna del Castillo Flores
  2. 2. HISTORY In the second half of 19th century there wasa big commercial development in London. They had to build a new bridge
  3. 3.  They decided to build a bascule bridge. In 1884, a designsubmitted by SirHorace Jones was approved.
  4. 4. A NEWSThe 12th of January 1953, Time Magazinepublished a story that took place in the TowerBridge. A red bus of two levels was going tocross the bridge when suddenly the basculesbegan to rise. The driver didn’t stop, and hethought that the best idea was to accelerate;they jumped for a little while and finally landedon the other side, fortunately no one was hurt.
  5. 5. CONSTRUCTION Construction started in 1886 and it tookeight years. When the Tower Bridge was built, it wasthe longest bridge of the world.
  6. 6.  The bridge has two towers of 65 meters eachone, a total length of 244 meters and a distancebetween towers of 61 meters. The bascules used to work with big steammachines but nowadays they work withelectricity
  7. 7. OPENING The bridge was officially opened on 30 June1894 by the Prince of Wales.
  8. 8. TRAFFICRoad The Tower Bridge is crossed by more than 40,000people everydayRiver The bascules are raised about 1,000 times per year River traffic has priority over the road traffic It is necessary a 24 hours’ notice to open thebridge.
  9. 9. LONDON 2012 OLYMPICSAND PARALYMPICS In June 2012 a set of Olympic rings was suspendedfrom the bridge to mark that there was one monthleft before the start of the games.
  10. 10. CRÈDITS Ana Del Castillo Flores Maria Clara Calvo Llengua Anglesa 4t C

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