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 the Tower of London
Tower Bridge as seen from outside the Tower of London
Scaffolding now surrounds the bascules
Scaffolding now surrounds the bascules
The scaffolding as seen from the North Tower
The scaffolding as seen from the North Tower
Applying the blue finish coat to the fencing which surrounds the south west control room
Applying the blue finish coat to the fencing which surrounds the south west control room
The new paintwork has a life expectancy of 25 years
The new paintwork has a life expectancy of 25 years
Appying the blue finish coat to the fencing which surrounds the control room on the south west tower
Appying the blue finish coat to the fencing which surrounds the control room on the south west tower
Appying the blue finish coat to the fencing which surrounds the control room on the south west tower
Specialist painting contractors applying the blue finish coat to the fencing which surrounds the control room on the south west tower