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A bridge presentation with the Tower Bridge, and a bridge from A Welsh View.

A bridge presentation with the Tower Bridge, and a bridge from A Welsh View.

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  • Tower Bridge London, England My color picture: (Actually of Tacoma Narrows bridge)
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    • A Special Bridge or Subway Committee was formed in 1876 to find a solution to the river crossing problem. It opened the design of the crossing to public competition
    • Horace Jones ended up winning the competition.
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  • Tower Information
    • The tower construction lasted from 1886-1894.
    • Cost was around $3,000,000.
    • The twin hydraulic bascules ("bascule" comes from the French for "see-saw") weigh 1,000 tons each.
    • The two towers each contain over 70,000 tons of concrete.
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  • Function
    • The function of the bridge is to allow car, buses cross the river, while allowing boats to also pass.
    • It is a bascule bridge.
    • The bridge can open and close in 5 minutes.
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  • Tower Information Continued
    • There is a walkway that is 112 feet above water level so that people did not have to wait for the bridge to lower, it was closed in 1910
    • It was closed due to pickpockets and prostitutes.
    • It was also closed due to lack of use (people preferred to wait for the bridge and watch it).
    • It has now been reopened as part of the museum they put in there.
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  • The Tower Bridge is better than that.
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  • Works Cited
    • http://www.angelfire.com/in/uktravelinfo/towerbridge.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Bridge
    • http://www.answers.com/topic/tower-bridge
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/society_culture/architecture/launch_pan_tower_bridge.shtml
    • http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/TowerBridge/English/BridgeHistory/
    • http://london.allinfo-about.com/features/towerbridge.html
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/society_culture/architecture/launch_pan_tower_bridge.shtml#
    • http://www.civeng.carleton.ca/Exhibits/Tacoma_Narrows/TacomaNarrowsBridge.mpg
    • http://www.hartwell.demon.co.uk/tbpic. htm
  • THE END
  • Bus Bridge
  • Designer: Bus Driver Created 1993 Dimensions: length of a bus Type: Bus Bridge Function: movement of people through back of bus out the front.