Restoration of Southwark Bridge completed

Southwark Bridge
After three years of grit-blasting, scaffolding and polyethylene wraps, Southwark Bridge has been returned to its original bright colours of green and yellow. More than 1,000 tonnes of expandable abrasive was used to blast South Bridge back to its bare metal framework, before being repainted using some 13,000 litres of paint. You can find more images of Southwark Bridge at Before...

Scaffolding Span 3 on Southwark Bridge

Scaffolding on Southwark Bridge
Specialist painting contractors have started to erect scaffolding on the final Span of Southwark Bridge. Span 3 as seen from Bankside Scaffolding being erected on Southwark Bridge Scaffolding pole being cut to length   Scaffolding being erected around one of the lanterns Traffic Management on Southwark Bridge

Grit blasting Southwark Bridge

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...

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...

Work is underway on Span 4

Span 2 of Southwark bridge has now been grit-blasted and repainted. Scaffolding is now being erected around Span 4. You can follow every stage of the restoration of Span 4 on our website over the coming weeks. Scaffolding being erected on Span 4 Scaffolding on Span 4 as seen from Bankside Erecting scaffolding on Southwark Bridge Left – Span 5 which was repainted last year and Span 4 where the...