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No, that is London Bridge, a very different kettle of fish. London Bridge is a dreary, grey, mostly concrete structure. It is the next bridge along from Tower Bridge, which is why the two are often confused.
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Tower Bridge has actually been many different colours over the years, from grey to brown to the current blue.
It was painted in the current iconic colours for the Silver Jubilee of the Queen in 1977, to celebrate 25 years on the throne.
The colour scheme is really red, white and blue, the colours of the Union Jack, Britain flag.
It was repainted in 2010, but in the same colours.
That is a scary thought. Each paint job required 22,000 litres of paint, so it is a big undertaking.
The image above shows a fascinating section through the 14 different coats of paint that Tower Bridge has had over the years.
A photo of an earlier Tower Bridge paint job is shown below. Although the general colour of the image is a little odd, it is clearly a brownish tone. The image dates from around 1900.
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