Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Towers and Trusses

UK - Big Ben and Hungerford Bridge

Sent by: xxKeelleyxx23
From: England, United Kingdom
For: Private swap
Notes: You'll probably recognize the tower on the left as the Elizabeth Tower from the Palace of Westminster.  I think I've mentioned before that Big Ben is the name of the bell, not the name of the tower or the clock, so there's no need to say it again.  Oh...guess I did anyway.  The bridge is the Hungerford Bridge, a steel truss railway bridge flanked by two cable-stayed pedestrian bridges.  The railway portion of the bridge opened in 1864, and is also known as the Charing Cross Bridge.  The pedestrian bridges, completed in 2002, are also called the Golden Jubilee Bridges, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne.

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