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. 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.