How Old is London’s Tower Bridge and Is it Older Than London Bridge?

First of all, many tourists assume that the Tower Bridge in London is really the more famous, but less impressive, London Bridge.

Even those who know its real name assume that it is about as old as its ancient neighbor, the Tower of London.

But it was finished in 1894, making it younger than even the Brooklyn Bridge.

The current color of the bridge dates from 1977 when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Tower Bridge is still a busy and vital crossing of the Thames and is crossed by over 40,000 people every day.

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