Grit blasting Southwark Bridge

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Industrial painting contractors have now started grit blasting Span 4. Polythene wraps have been applied to the scaffolding, which prevents particles of paint or dust escaping into the natural environment. More than 1,000 tonnes of expandable abrasive will be used to blast Southwark Bridge back to its metal framework before repainting. Images by Harris Digital Productions Grit blasting under Southwark...

Grit blasting Southwark Bridge

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Industrial painting contractors have now started grit blasting Span 4. Polythene wraps have been applied to the scaffolding, which prevents particles of paint or dust escaping into the natural environment. Video by Harris Digital Productions

Scaffolding on Span 4 of Southwark Bridge

Scaffolding on Span 4 as seen from Thames Path
Industrial painting contractors continue to erect scaffolding around Span 4 on Southwark Bridge. The whole section will be encapsulated with polythene wraps to catch old paintwork as it falls, protecting Thames river life. Scaffolding on Southwark Bridge Southwark Bridge lampstand with the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the background The scaffolding on Span 4 – looking north from Thames...

All white under Southwark Bridge

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This video clip from the 8th April 2010 shows industrial painting contractors applying the Finish Coat ‘Southwark White’ to the underside of Span 2. 13,000 litres of paint will be used to restore Southwark Bridge to its original colours of green and yellow.