Tower Bridge abstract
In 1877 a special bridge or subway committee was formed in order to find a solution to the Thames river crossing problem. It opened the design of the crossing to public competition. Over 50 designs were submitted and the design was not approved until 1884, when it was decided to build a bascule bridge. Sir John Wolfe Barry was appointed engineer with Sir Horace Jones as architect, Jones was also one of the judges. An Act of Parliament was passed in 1885 authorising the bridge's construction. It specified the opening span must give a clear width of 200 feet (61 m) and headroom of 135 feet (41 m). Construction had to be in a Gothic style so a bascule bridge with two bridge towers built on piers was designed. The central span was split into two equal bascules or leaves, which could be raised to allow river traffic to pass. The two side-spans were suspension bridges, with the suspension rods anchored both at the abutments and through rods contained within the bridge's upper walkways. Construction started in 1886 and took eight years with five major contractors completing the project.
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