Tower Bridge before the restoration

A selection of images showing Tower Bridge before the start of the three restoration project.

Beginning in March 2008, the scope of the essential works was to strip away the old layers of paint and repaint all the steelwork. The Tower Bridge Exhibition remained open throughout the process but the impressive spectacle of the raising of the immense bascules had to be suspended from November 2010 to allow the contractors to carry out the work.

Tower Bridge before and after the restoration

AFTER three years of grit-blasting,  scaffolding and polyethylene wraps, the most famous bridge in the world has been restored to all its majestic glory.

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