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Silver Cloud passes through raised Tower Bridge

The two Alloy Space Frame platforms (cradles) were moved to the centre of the East Walkway on Saturday night to allow the cruise ship, Silver Cloud to pass through the raised Tower Bridge.

Alloy Space Frame platforms

Alloy Space Frame platforms

Two teams of 4 ALPS operatives carried out the platform traversing operation, which involved the removal of the four rear hangers, then propel the platform forwards using 2 hauling and 2 restraining hand winches, then reinstate the rear hangers. This procedure was continued until each platform was in the desired location, where storm anchors were then fitted and the trolley brakes applied.

Watch a video of the Silver Cloud cruise ship passing through the raised Tower Bridge here

Silver Cloud Cruise Ship passing through the raised Tower Bridge

 

Silver Cloud passes through the raised Tower Bridge

Launched in 1994, the Silver Cloud has travelled to all corners of the world

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