Harris Digital Productions specialise in the recording of historic projects - high definition video, high resolution photography and project websites

Home » Posts tagged with "walkways"

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 →

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... 

Views of the City from Tower Bridge

Stunning views of the City and the River Thames taken during the restoration of the Tower Bridge Walkways. The River Thames is Great Britain’s second longest river and stretches for 215 miles from its source in the Cotswold Hills to the open sea near Southend in Essex. Visit Tower Bridge Exhibition and enjoy stunning views of London from the high level walkways and experience the beautiful River... 

Final touches to the Tower Bridge Walkways

This video shows specialist painting contractors applying the final touches to the West Walkway. The next stage of the restoration focuses on the bascules, the ‘see-saw’ elements of the road which are raised for river vessels to pass through.  Read More →

Work on Walkways nears completion

Specialist painting contractors have nearly finished 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 Finish Coat to the bracing on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the Finish Coat on the West Walkway Abseiler applying the Top Coat on the West Walkway Abseiler... 

Abseilers on the West Walkway

42 Metres above the River Thames, abseilers are removing the defective Top Coat on the West Walkway. The walkways provide stunning views of the city and many famous London sites. Please note that the  Tower Bridge Exhibition is fully open throughout this stage of the restoration. Abseiler removing the defective Top Coating Abseiler on the West Walkway Abseiler removing the defective Top Coating... 

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 →

Tower Bridge at night

A short video showing Tower Bridge at night and the two cradles. The Port of London Authority by-laws require that a bundle of straw by day and a white light by night to be suspended from the bridge to alert marine craft passing under the bridge to the reduced headroom.  Read More →

Repainting the Walkways

Work is now well underway on repainting the East 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 grey undercoat around the window frames Applying the blue finish coat to the grid floor on the East Walkway Painting the Walkways using the Side Access Cradle  Read More →