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Underneath the Arches of Tower Bridge

During the night-time road closures, specialist painting contractors continue repainting the Arches on the North and South Towers. Both of the ALPS Space Frame Platforms (cradles) have now been removed from the West Walkway. The South Tower Repainting the Arches on Tower Bridge Applying the blue finish coat on the South Arch Applying undercoat to the rivets under the South Arch  Read More →

First cradle is dismantled on Tower Bridge

The first ALPS Space Frame platform (cradle) under the West Walkway has been dismantled on Tower Bridge. It takes two full nights to dismantle each platform, after the first night, the partly dismantled platform has to be raised again and then lowered the following night, when it is then completely dismantled. The ALPS Space Frame Platform being lowered using electric traction hoists The ALPS Space... 

Abseilers on the South Abutment Arch

Small crews of multi-disciplined high access technicians inspect the stonework and pointing on the South Abutment Arch of Tower Bridge. Abseilers on the South Abutment Arch Abseilers inspecting the stonework and pointing Abseilers on the South Abutment Arch  Read More →

Work on Walkways nears completion

Specialist painting contractors have nearly finished 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 Finish Coat to the bracing on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the Finish Coat on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the Top Coat on the West Walkway Abseiler... 

Restoring the West Walkway of Tower Bridge

Inside one of the ALPS Space Frame platforms, specialist painting contractors are removing the defective Top Coat from under the West Walkway of Tower Bridge. Watch a short video showing contractors removing the defective Top Coat The ALPS Space Frame platforms under the West Walkway of Tower Bridge Removing the defective Top Coat Inside the cradle under the West Walkway Removing the defective Top... 

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 →

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... 

Repainting the Walkways

Work is now well underway on repainting the East 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 grey undercoat around the window frames Applying the blue finish coat to the grid floor on the East Walkway Painting the Walkways using the Side Access Cradle  Read More →