Raised bascule during the restoration of Tower Bridge

During the night-time road closures, the bascules were raised to expose the defective parts that cannot be reached when the bascules are in the down position.

Each bascule weighs over 1,000 tons and can be raised to an angle of 86 degrees.

The repainting of Tower Bridge was completed in March 2011.

Tower Bridge during the night time road closures in September 2010