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At the end of the 19th century, London was a real centre of business and commerce and this required new means of communication and, among these, the need for a new bridge linking Southwark with the Tower Hamlets.
The main fear was that a new bridge, in addition to the London Bridge, would be an obstacle for large ships, therefore, the choice fell on a structure with a drawbridge.
The construction of Tower Bridge began in 1886 and lasted 8 years, during which time 432 workers worked on the construction of the bridge, which at the time was a true masterpiece of engineering.
Nowadays it belongs to London's emblems for locals and tourists.
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