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Restoration nears completion

Specialist painting contractors have nearly finished repainting the bascules and the west balustrade. Later next week, Contractors will start to remove the special polyethylene wraps and dismantle the scaffolding surrounding the bascules. Applying a second coat of light blue paint to the west bascule   Applying black paint to the tracery on the bridge balustrade   The bascules surrounded by polyethylene... 

Painting the turnstiles on Tower Bridge

Specialist painting contractors are now restoring the South West Turnstile and the fencing surrounding the Control Cabin on the South Tower. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the bridge for future generations.    Read More →

Scaffolding the Bascules nears completion

Work on erecting the scaffolding around the bascules nears completion.  Specialist painting contractors have now started to restore the South West Turnstile and the fencing surrounding the Control Cabin on the South Tower. The new paintwork, which has a life expectancy of 25 years, is essential to protect the steelwork and preserve the bridge for future generations. Tower Bridge as seen from outside... 

Scaffolding the Tower Bridge Bascules

Work is now underway on erecting the scaffolding around the Tower Bridge bascules, the ‘see-saw’ elements of the road. This means that there will be no Bridge Lifts for vessels taking place until the end of March when the work is due to be completed. Images taken: 04/11/2010 The Bascules (looking north) Scaffolding being erected under the North Bascule Scaffolder Erecting the scaffolding... 

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 →

The Tower Bridge Bascules

During the night-time bridge closures, the bascules were raised to facilitate the painting of areas inaccessible when the Bridge is in its down position. With this work now completed, scaffolding will be erected around the underside of the bascules from 2 November, this means that there will be no Bridge Lifts for vessels taking place until the end of March when the work is due to be completed.  Read More →

Underneath the Arches of Tower Bridge

During the night-time road closures, specialist painting contractors continue repainting the Arches on the North and South Towers. Both of the ALPS Space Frame Platforms (cradles) have now been removed from the West Walkway. The South Tower Repainting the Arches on Tower Bridge Applying the blue finish coat on the South Arch Applying undercoat to the rivets under the South Arch  Read More →

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 →

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 →

Repainting the West Walkway

Work is now well underway on repainting the West 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 the blue finish coat on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the white finish coat Applying the white finish coat on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the white finish coat  Read More →