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Tower Bridge in pictures

A  selection of images showing Tower Bridge shortly after the three year restoration project. Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world. It is the bridge of London you tend to see in movies and on advertising literature for London. Tower Bridge is the only bridge on the Thames which can be raised. The Flash... 

Finishing touches to Tower Bridge

The polyethylene wraps and scaffolding have now been removed from the bascules as the repainting of Tower Bridge nears completion. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the iconic structure for future generations. More than 22,000 litres of paint will eventually be used as the bridge is being repainted in its white and blue colour... 

Painting the tracery on Tower Bridge

A short video showing the specialist painting contractors applying a second coat of light blue paint on the west side of the bascule and black paint being applied to the tracery on the bridge balustrade.  Read More →

Repainting the bascules

The final stage of repainting Tower Bridge is now well underway. With the bascules fixed in the lowered position, specialist painting contractors have now removed the old paintwork and applied the white finish coat to the bascules and balustrade. Repainting the balustrade (dark blue) Repainting the balustrade on Tower Bridge Caulking (sealing the joints) Specialist painting contractors caulking  Read More →

The east balustrade on Tower Bridge

Specialist painting contractors have now repainted the east balustrade on Tower Bridge as work continues on the bascules and the west balustrade. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the iconic structure for future generations.  More than 22,000 litres of paint will eventually be used as the bridge is being repainted in its... 

Final touches to the Tower Bridge Walkways

This video shows specialist painting contractors applying the final touches to the West Walkway. The next stage of the restoration focuses on the bascules, the ‘see-saw’ elements of the road which are raised for river vessels to pass through.  Read More →

Abseilers on the West Walkway

42 Metres above the River Thames, abseilers are removing the defective Top Coat on the West Walkway. The walkways provide stunning views of the city and many famous London sites. Please note that the  Tower Bridge Exhibition is fully open throughout this stage of the restoration. Abseiler removing the defective Top Coating Abseiler on the West Walkway Abseiler removing the defective Top Coating... 

Tower Bridge Bascule nosings

During the night-time road closures, specialist painting contractors removed the defective Top Coat and repainted the Bascule nosings with modified epoxy paint.  Read More →

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 →

Painting the final Suspension Chain

Applying the blue paint to the final Suspension Chain of Tower Bridge – taken 10th December 2009. Video by Harris Digital Productions  Read More →