Grit Blasting the Tower Bridge Bascules

Specialist painting contractors are now grit blasting the Tower Bridge bascules, the ‘see-saw’ elements of the road which are raised for river vessels to pass through.

Polythene wraps have been applied to the scaffolding, which prevents particles of paint or dust escaping into the natural environment. During the grit blasting process the particles are captured with special dust extraction units.

Grit Blasting the Tower Bridge Bascules
Grit Blasting the Tower Bridge Bascules

Visibility is poor during the grit blasting process, especially in such a confined space, but we managed to capture a few seconds of video footage.