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Abseilers under the Tower Bridge Walkways

A short video shot during one of the night-time bridge closures, showing abseilers working under the Walkways and the transfer of the ALPS Space Frame Platforms (cradles) from the East to the West Walkway.    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 Tower Bridge

A short video showing multi-disciplined high access technicians inspecting the stonework and pointing on the South Abutment Arch of Tower Bridge. Follow us on Twitter  Read More →

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 →

The first cradle on Tower Bridge

The first cradle arrives by lorry, which is then assembled during the night and the early hours of the morning on Tower Bridge. Abseiler Kevin, attaches steel cables to the clamps under the East Walkway and the first cradle is lifted into position. The cradle arrives by lorry on Tower Bridge The cradle is then assembled on the back of the lorry The team work through the night and the early hours assembling... 

Abseilers on Tower Bridge

During the night time bridge closures, abseiler Carl, positions the clamps for the cradles to the underside of the East Walkway and a second team of abseilers have been checking the pointing and stonework on the South Tower. Abseiler Karl, fitting the clamps for the cradles Abseiler Karl, fitting the clamps under the East Walkway Abseiler checking the pointing on the South Tower Abseilers checking...