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 scheme.

Abseiler on one of the Suspension Chains of Tower Bridge
Contractors apply the finishing touches to Tower Bridge
The repainted bascules and balustrades
The recently repainted Walkways