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Raised bascule during the restoration of Tower Bridge

During the night-time road closures, the bascules were raised to expose the defective parts that cannot be reached when the bascules are in the down position. Each bascule weighs over 1,000 tons and can be raised to an angle of 86 degrees. The repainting of Tower Bridge was completed in March 2011. Tower Bridge during the night time road closures in September 2010  Read More →

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 →

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...