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 www.cityheritage.info 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

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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.

Work is underway on Span 4

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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...

What’s going on under Southwark Bridge

The finish Coat 'Southwark White' being applied to the underside of Span 2
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

Polythene wraps on Southwark Bridge

Span 2 (west side) enclosed with polythene wraps
Polythene wraps have now been applied to the east and west sides of Span 2. The generators and compressors have been delivered at Southwark Bridge and work on grit blasting the underside will begin shortly. Southwark Bridge as seen from the Millennium Bridge Span 2 (west side) enclosed with polythene wraps The compressors and generators arrive at Southwark Bridge The compressors and generators on Southwark...

Scaffolding on Southwark Bridge

Scaffolder on Southwark Bridge
Work has now started on erecting scaffolding around Span 2 on Southwark Bridge. The work being carried out is within the existing Traffic Management arrangements. Scaffolding being erected on Span 2 Southwark Bridge from Three Cranes Walk Scaffolding on Span 2 The newly painted (Span 5) Bridge Parapet Southwark Bridge looking south Corrosion on the Bridge Parapet (Span 2) Erecting scaffolding on Southwark...