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. 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

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.

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...

Southwark Bridge

Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge for traffic linking Southwark and the City across the River Thames in London. It was designed by Ernest George and Basil Mott. It was built by Sir William Arrol & Co. and opened in 1921. The bridge is owned and maintained by the City Bridge Trust, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London. The south end of the bridge is near the Tate Modern, the Clink...

Removing the polythene wraps

This video clip from the 2nd June 2009 shows contractors removing the polythene wraps from the scaffolding which surrounds Span 5 of Southwark Bridge. Safety Boat support to this project is being provided by Livett’s Launches – River Thames Safety Boat.

7th May 2009

These images of Southwark Bridge were taken on 7 May 2009 and show Spans 2, 3 and 4 before restoration. Contractors have already completed Span 1 and are currently working on Span 5 (north approach).