City Bridge Foundation
Opened on 30 June 1894, Tower Bridge was built by and is owned and managed by the charity City Bridge Foundation, historically known as Bridge House Estates).
City Bridge Foundation was founded around 900 years ago to maintain the old London Bridge, using income from bridge tolls, rents and bequests. Today, it owns and maintains Tower Bridge and London, Southwark, Millennium and Blackfriars bridges - at no cost to the taxpayer.
As well as being a world class bridge owner, City Bridge Foundation is also London's largest independent charity funder, using surplus from the bridge fund to support organisations working to make London a fairer, more equitable place. It awards over £30 million in grants every year to charities across the capital.
As part of City Bridge Foundation, any profit generated by Tower Bridge is invested directly into the capital in the form of charitable grant making funds so by visiting Tower Bridge, visitors will help to support worthy causes across London.