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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... 

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... 

At night on Tower Bridge

A short video showing the two ALPS Space Frame Platforms under the West Walkway, specialist contractors moving the mobile elevating work platforms (speeded up) across Tower Bridge, painting under the arches, lowering one of the ALPS Space Frame Platforms, abseiler removing the defective paint work from a Corbel on the South Tower, scaffolding being dismantled  between the two Walkways and one of... 

First cradle is dismantled on Tower Bridge

The first ALPS Space Frame platform (cradle) under the West Walkway has been dismantled on Tower Bridge. It takes two full nights to dismantle each platform, after the first night, the partly dismantled platform has to be raised again and then lowered the following night, when it is then completely dismantled. The ALPS Space Frame Platform being lowered using electric traction hoists The ALPS Space... 

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 →

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... 

Temporary access staircase

Contractors have erected a temporary access staircase on the South Tower, which will be used during the restoration of the Walkways.  Two 40ft cradles will be applied to the underside of each walkway. Work on paint removal and repainting will commence on the East Walkway in approximately 10 days time. The cradles   The temporary access staircase under the East Walkway on the South Tower   The... 

21st December 2009

The polyethylene wraps have been removed and the scaffolding has nearly been dismantled on the North West Suspension Chain of Tower Bridge. The north west balustrades and lamp stands are currently being grit blasted. Images by Harris Digital Productions The scaffolding on the North West Suspension Chain The North Tower and the newly painted Chains The newly painted North West Suspension Chain The... 

2nd November 2009

Contractors continue to erect the scaffolding on the North West Suspension Chain of Tower Bridge. Checking the scaffolding is level Scaffolding continues to be erected on the North West Suspension Chain The North Tower Contractors erecting scaffolding with the North Tower in the background   Contractors erecting scaffolding on the long section of the North West Suspension Chain   Contractors... 

23rd October 2009

Scaffolding continues to be erected around the North West Suspension Chain and polyethylene sheeting is being applied to the short section of the Chain. Scaffolding on the North West Suspension Chain Scaffolding surrounds the short section of the North West Suspension Chain Special polyethylene sheeting (Envirowraps) being applied to the scaffold Polyethylene wraps being cut and positioned on...