Length of Tower Bridge over the Thames

Length of Tower Bridge over the Thames (244 m)



Neat Ratios ...

Length of Tower Bridge over the Thames (244 m)

  • is 1/5000 of Length of the Rhine River (1,233 km)...more
  • is 1/4000 of Direct distance from Land's End to John o' Groats (970 km)...more
  • is 1/2500 of Length of the St Lawrence Seaway Canal system (600 km)...more
  • is 1/500 of Diameter of the (fictional) Death Star in the first Star Wars movie (120 km)...more
  • is 1/400 of Length of the Kiel Canal (98 km)...more
  • is 1/10 of Length of the Epsom Derby horse race (2.4 km)...more
  • is 2/5 of Length of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting pool in Washington DC (618 m)...more
  • is 1/2 of World record longest flight of an arrow from a bow (2010) (484 m)...more
  • is 4 x Length of an ice-hockey rink (61 m)...more
  • is 10 x Height of a typical Hot Air Balloon (24 m)...more
  • is 20 x Estimated length of Tyrannosaurus Rex (12.3 m)...more
  • is 50 x Length overall of a `49er` racing dinghy (4.88 m)...more

If this was a standard unit ...

Is That A Big Number? - The Book

Yes, there's now a book based on these numbers. Oxford University Press: July 2018.

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