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Tower Bridge: three-month road closure planned for late 2016 [12 June 2015]

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This is a little far off to worry about at this stage – but many people might be planning trips for when this will happen so we thought we should let you know.

Tower Bridge will be closing for 3 months at the end of 2016 for the Victorian Bascules (that lift the bridge) to be refurbished.

From London SE1:

Tower Bridge to to be closed to pedestrians and road traffic for three months at the end of 2016. The closure is required to allow the bascules (the lifting parts of the bridge) to be re-decked. The City of London Corporation says that the timber decking is at the end of its life and needs replacement.

“The programmed date for October to December 2016 coincides with those months of the year that the bascules are typically least lifted – hence limiting disruption to both river traffic and the construction works to maintain the bridge.”

The project is expected to cost £3.35 million.

While the bridge will be closed to traffic and pedestrians, the Tower Bridge experience (which includes the new glass walkway) will remain open (and a way for you to cross the bridge!).

Source: Tower Bridge: three-month road closure planned for late 2016 [12 June 2015]

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