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Abseilers on the West Walkway

42 Metres above the River Thames, abseilers are removing the defective Top Coat on the West Walkway. The walkways provide stunning views of the city and many famous London sites. Please note that the  Tower Bridge Exhibition is fully open throughout this stage of the restoration. Abseiler removing the defective Top Coating Abseiler on the West Walkway Abseiler removing the defective Top Coating... 

Repainting the West Walkway

Work is now well underway on repainting the West Walkway. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the bridge for future generations. Applying the blue finish coat on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the white finish coat Applying the white finish coat on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the white finish coat  Read More →

Tower Bridge Bascule nosings

During the night-time road closures, specialist painting contractors removed the defective Top Coat and repainted the Bascule nosings with modified epoxy paint.  Read More →

Working at night on Tower Bridge

A short video showing specialist contractors restoring and repainting the Tower Bridge Arches during the night-time closure. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the bridge for future generations.  Read More →

Repainting the Tower Bridge Arches

During the night-time road closures, specialist painting contractors have been removing the defective Top Coat and repainting the Arches on the North and South Towers. Specialist contractors working on the North Arch Removing the defective Top Coat The South Arch Applying undercoat to the rivets under the South Arch Applying the blue finish coat on the South Arch Applying the blue finish coat  Read More →

Platforms moved to the west walkway

Both of the ALPS Space Frame platforms have now been raised into place on the west walkway. To move each platform, ALPS installs four double reeved 1000Kg electric traction hoists, these are double reeved and generate a total of 8000Kg of lifting and lowering capacity. ALPS install four independent secondary safety devises, these protect and back up the lifting systems. The speed the ALPS platform... 

Tower Bridge at night

A short video showing Tower Bridge at night and the two cradles. The Port of London Authority by-laws require that a bundle of straw by day and a white light by night to be suspended from the bridge to alert marine craft passing under the bridge to the reduced headroom.  Read More →