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Restoration of Southwark Bridge completed

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 www.cityheritage.info Before... 

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... 

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  Read More →

Scaffolding on Span 4 of Southwark Bridge

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 Path Scaffolding... 

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.  Read More →

What’s going on under Southwark Bridge

Industrial painting contractors apply the Finish Coat ‘Southwark White’ to the underside of Span 2. Southwark White being applied to the underside of Span 2 Industrial painting contractor apply the 'Southwark White' The Finish Coat 'Southwark White' being applied to the underside of Span 2 The polythene wraps on Span 2  Read More →

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... 

16th June 2009

The polythene wraps and scaffolding have now been removed from Span 5 of Southwark Bridge, revealing its bright colours of green and yellow. Span 5 as seen from the Thames Path The newly painted Arch (span 5) Span 5 as seen from the Thames Path The newly painted Bridge Parapet, with the Financial Times building in the background (L) The newly painted Span 5 returned to its original bright colours The... 

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).  Read More →