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Painting the tracery on Tower Bridge

A short video showing the specialist painting contractors applying a second coat of light blue paint on the west side of the bascule and black paint being applied to the tracery on the bridge balustrade.  Read More →

Restoration nears completion

Specialist painting contractors have nearly finished repainting the bascules and the west balustrade. Later next week, Contractors will start to remove the special polyethylene wraps and dismantle the scaffolding surrounding the bascules. Applying a second coat of light blue paint to the west bascule   Applying black paint to the tracery on the bridge balustrade   The bascules surrounded by polyethylene... 

Sealing the joints on Tower Bridge

With the bascules fixed in the lowered position, specialist painting contractors have now removed the old paintwork and applied the white finish coat to the bascules and balustrade. This short video shows the contractors sealing the joints (caulking) and applying dark blue paint to the balustrade.  Read More →

Repainting the bascules

The final stage of repainting Tower Bridge is now well underway. With the bascules fixed in the lowered position, specialist painting contractors have now removed the old paintwork and applied the white finish coat to the bascules and balustrade. Repainting the balustrade (dark blue) Repainting the balustrade on Tower Bridge Caulking (sealing the joints) Specialist painting contractors caulking  Read More →

The east balustrade on Tower Bridge

Specialist painting contractors have now repainted the east balustrade on Tower Bridge as work continues on the bascules and the west balustrade. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the iconic structure for future generations.  More than 22,000 litres of paint will eventually be used as the bridge is being repainted in its...