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Painting the Bridge Parapet

Contractors applying dark blue paint to the North West Bridge Parapet of Tower Bridge – taken 14th December 2009. Video by Harris Digital Productions  Read More →

14th December 2009

Dark blue paint is applied to the North West Bridge Parapet, the North West Suspension Chain has now been painted and Tower Bridge opens for S.B. Will – a passenger vessel, which was heading downstream. Gary, painting the Bridge Parapet Carefully painting the tracery on the Bridge Parapet Contractor, painting the Bridge Parapet   Tower Bridge opens for S.B. Will  Read More →

5th August 2009

Grit Blasting continues under Tower Bridge (North Approach) and white paint is applied to the North East Land Tie and Bridge Parapet. Watch a video of the white paint being applied to the North East Land Tie. Applying white paint to the North East Land Tie   Close-up of the white paint being applied to the North East Land Tie Applying white paint to the North East Bridge Parapet Watch a video of... 

28th July 2009

Work continues on Grit Blasting the underside of Tower Bridge Tower Bridge as seen from the Tower of London   The North Tower   Scaffolding boards under the North Approach   The North East Bridge Parapet after being Grit Blasted and primed with holding primer, awaiting final clean down prior to the application of the High-Build Aluminium Primer  Read More →

22nd April 2009

Specialist contractors removing graffiti from the handrail  Watch video of Alan removing graffiti from Tower Bridge   Ian, painting the shield on the South East Bridge Parapet  Watch a video of Ian, painting the Tower Bridge shield   The final touches...   The newly painted South East Chain  Read More →

18th March 2009

Cutting-in the final coat to the Bridge Parapets   The Final Touches - picking out the Tracery on the Cast Iron Bridge Parapet  Read More →

16th March 2009

Applying 2 Pack Epoxy Filler to the joint in the Bridge Parapet to prevent future corrosion   Examining the Epoxy Filler applied to fill the "blow holes" created during the casting of the Bridge Parapets   Final touch-up by brush to a few of the 2 million rivets  Read More →

26th February 2009

Grit Blasting the South East Bridge Parapet   Blast Primer being applied to the South East Bridge Parapet   The South East Suspension Chain surrounded with scaffolding and Envirowraps   The South Tower The South Tower  Read More →

Grit Blasting and Blast Primer

This video clip from the 26th February 2009 shows the scaffolding and Envirowraps on the east side of the South Suspension Chain. Within the Envirowraps, one section of the South East Bridge Parapet is being Grit Blasted, whilst the other is receiving a coat of Blast Primer.  Read More →

26th November 2008

Part of the SW Chain, the old coatings have been removed and the Blast Primer applied, awaiting final clean down prior to the application of the High Build Aluminium Primer.   Bridge parapet detail in High Build Aluminium Primer. The South West Chain coated in High Build Aluminium Primer   Close up of the rivets   Upper surface of the South West Suspension chain coated in High Build Aluminium Primer   Bridge...