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THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT
The Bridge of London was
originally the only place of
crossing of the river Thames. As
London was expanding, more
bridges ...
The construction of the Tower
Bridge lasted 8 years and
possessed the collaboration of
5 important contractors and the
inc...
Tells the history that in
1910, the high gangplanks
were closed to the public due
to his lack of use. The
persons who were...
In the moment of his
construction, the Tower Bridge
was the longest and sophisticated
drawbridge of the world (the term
"t...
Piccadilly Circus connects
to Piccadilly, a
thoroughfare whose name
first appeared in 1626 as
Pickadilly Hall, named after...
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Tower bridge and picadilly circus

  1. 1. THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT
  2. 2. The Bridge of London was originally the only place of crossing of the river Thames. As London was expanding, more bridges were constructed, but all of them were placed to the west of the Bridge of London, since the zone located to the east of the same one had turned into a port of a lot of traffic. In the 19th century, the zone this one of London reached such a density of population that it became necessary to construct a new bridge, since the pedestrians' traffic and vehicles it was delayed for hours. Finally, in 1876, the City of London Corporation, person in charge of this part of the river Thames, decided that the
  3. 3. The construction of the Tower Bridge lasted 8 years and possessed the collaboration of 5 important contractors and the incessant labor of 432 workers of the construction. To hold the construction, two enormous props knelt in the bed of the river and more than 11.000 tons of steel were in use for constructing the framework of the towers and the gangplanks. This framework was covered with granite of Cornwall and Portland's stone in order to protect the construction in underlying steel and to provide to the most beautiful bridge of
  4. 4. Tells the history that in 1910, the high gangplanks were closed to the public due to his lack of use. The persons who were coming up to the bridge preferred hoping in the street that it was closed instead of raising Though the Tower Bridge works at the stairs carrying his heavy present with oil and electricity, the loads. In 1982, as part of the original steam engines supported by a new exhibition of the Tower special equipment of technical Bridge, the visitors of the personnel remain in his original location bridge they could return to in order that we all could admire them. tread on the This zone is known as the Rooms of gangplanks, totally covered Victorian Machines, the second part of now, and to enjoy impressive the exhibition.
  5. 5. In the moment of his construction, the Tower Bridge was the longest and sophisticated drawbridge of the world (the term "tilts" it comes from the Frenchman and means "balance beam"). These that can be raised arms were driven hydraulically by enormous steam engines. The energy was stored in six gigantic accumulators and was in use in all that it was necessary to weigh anchor the bridge. The accumulators were feeding the machines, which were raising and lowering the that can be raised arms. In spite of the complexity of the system, the that can be raised arms only were late near a minute in rising up to his maximum angle of 86 degrees.
  6. 6. Piccadilly Circus connects to Piccadilly, a thoroughfare whose name first appeared in 1626 as Pickadilly Hall, named after a house belonging to one Robert Baker, a tailor famous for selling piccadills, or piccadillies, a term used for various kinds of collars. The street was known as Portugal Street in 1692 in honour of Catherine of Braganza, the queen consort of King Charles II of England but

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