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Tower Bridge before the restoration

A selection of images showing Tower Bridge before the start of the three restoration project. Beginning in March 2008, the scope of the essential works was to strip away the old layers of paint and repaint all the steelwork. The Tower Bridge Exhibition remained open throughout the process but the impressive spectacle of the raising of the immense bascules had to be suspended from November 2010 to allow... 

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... 

Polyethylene wraps on Tower Bridge

Polyethylene wraps have now been applied to the scaffolding which surrounds the Tower Bridge bascules. This special shrinkwrap material is heat boded to form a seamless enclosure around the scaffolding, which will prevent particles of paint or dust escaping into the natural environment. The scaffolding under the bascules and the polyethylene wraps Tower Bridge as seen from outside the Tower of London The... 

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... 

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 →