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At night on Tower Bridge

A short video showing the two ALPS Space Frame Platforms under the West Walkway, specialist contractors moving the mobile elevating work platforms (speeded up) across Tower Bridge, painting under the arches, lowering one of the ALPS Space Frame Platforms, abseiler removing the defective paint work from a Corbel on the South Tower, scaffolding being dismantled  between the two Walkways and one of... 

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... 

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... 

Under 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.  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... 

Inside the cradles under Tower Bridge Walkway

We take our first look inside the cradles, which sit under the East Walkway of Tower Bridge. The temporary access staircase, which is now covered with debris netting Cradle number two and a bundle of straw. Port of London Authority by-laws require a bundle of straw to be suspended from the bridge to alert mariners to the reduced headroom. The two cradles under the East Walkway fitted with blue debris... 

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...