A brief history
Built between 1886 and 1894, the Bridge has spent more than a century as London's defining landmark, an icon of London and the United Kingdom.
Discover the historical events that led to the Bridge's construction, how Tower Bridge was built, and how it lifts the road for river traffic as well as some of the key and quirky events from the Bridge's history.
Looking to find out more about the Bridge? Discover more of Tower Bridge's history when you see inside Tower Bridge.