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Repainting the Walkways on Tower Bridge

A short video showing specialist painting contractors repainting the East Walkway on Tower Bridge.  Repainting the high-level walkways will take approximately five months to complete.  Read More →

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 →

Side Access Platforms

42 metres above the River Thames, specailist contractors have erected Side Access Platforms to each side of the East Walkway. Repainting the high-level walkways will take approximately five months to complete. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the bridge for future generations. The Side Access Cradle One of the 12.0 x 7.5... 

Removing the defective coatings

Work is now well underway on removing the defective coatings from under the East Walkway of Tower Bridge. The defective coatings (rust and paint) are being removed using needle guns. The tool itself uses an electrical current to rotate needles at varying speeds against the metallic surface to slowly chip away at the numerous layers of paint and rust. Watch needle gun video Contractors using a needle... 

Work starts on the East Walkway

Painting contractors start work on the East Walkway of Tower Bridge. External Cross Bracing with defective Top Coat removed. Awaiting final sanding. Steve, removing the defective Top Coat.  Read More →

The cradles under the East Walkway

Both cradles have now been assembled and positioned under the East Walkway. Close-up of the second cradle under the East Walkway The two cradles under the East Walkway as seen from London Bridge  Read More →