The Tower Bridge is located close to the Tower of London in United Kingdom. It is a combined bascule (moveable bridge) and suspension bridge. Often erroneously called the London Bridge (which is some distance away actually), the Tower Bridge was built in response to the increased commercial development of London’s East End which required a new river crossing downstream of the London Bridge. Construction started in 1886 and the bridge was officially opened in 1894 by The Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) and the Princess of Wales (Alexandra of Denmark). The bridge connected Iron Gate on the north bank of the river with Horsleydown Lane on the south end. These are now known as Tower Bridge Approach and Tower Bridge Road respectively. The Victorian Gothic style towers were opted for by George Stevenson to keep it in harmony with the nearby Tower of London.