The east balustrade on Tower Bridge

Specialist painting contractors have now repainted the east balustrade on Tower Bridge as work continues on the bascules and the west balustrade.

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.

The east balustrade – looking south
The repainted east balustrade
The repainted east balustrade
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