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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... 

Painting the Tower Bridge Turnstiles

Specialist painting contractors have now started to restore the South East 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. Applying the aluminium undercoat to the South East Turnstile on the South Tower of Tower Bridge Painting... 

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 →

10th December 2009

Industrial painting contractors start applying the blue paint to the North West Suspension Chain of Tower Bridge. You can watch a video a video here Blue paint being applied to the North West Suspension Chain Painting the last remaining Suspension Chain on Tower Bridge Blue paint being applied to the North West Suspension Chain  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 →

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 →

Tower Bridge

This video clip from the 23rd June 2008 shows Tower Bridge from Queens Walk (south side) before restoration work begins.  Read More →