Located in the center of London in England, the Tower Bridge Port is a combination of bascule and suspension bridge. Built in the early twentieth Century as a River Crossing harbor that would increase the commercialization of trade and industry in the East End London, most people were originally hesitant about the construction. Fearing that the Towers that form part of the bridge would ruin the skyline of London, designers of the bridge decided to use a neo-Gothic exterior that would enhance the modern bridge and the connecting Tower Bridge port of call.
Construction of the bridge took eight years with at least five contractors connected to it. Statistical records state that over 11,000 tons of steel (used as framework) and 70,000 tons of concrete (used as riverbed support) was present in the Tower Bridge construction. Inaugurated on 30 June 1894, the bridge fulfilled its mission of providing ample trade access of commercialization for river crosses. Continuing progress led to the development of a Tower Bridge cruise port to handle river cruises in the city. The Tower Bridge cruise terminal is located alongside many attractions and tourist hotspots in London.