The 240 meter-long bridge, a staple of London’s skyline and a preferred tourist attraction, options a drawbridge sort movable bridge, which lifts all around 800 situations a yr to permit vessels to go in the river beneath.
Pedestrians, cyclists and site visitors were stuck on Tower Bridge.
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Targeted visitors in the funds was “gridlocked” after the bridge unsuccessful to close after allowing for a ship to go alongside the River Thames, the PA Media information agency reported. Queues of motorists and pedestrians waited for at least an hour, though law enforcement questioned motorists to discover alternate routes all-around the metropolis.
Spanning the River Thames, the landmark, recognized as a “bascule” bridge (French for “see-saw”), was done in 1894. Once powered by steam, the hydraulic bascules have been pushed by oil and electricity since 1976.
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