2nd September 2016 • News
Exhibition open as usual during Bascules Resurfacing Project
Tower Bridge is getting ready for a once in a generation event this Autumn: the resurfacing of its bascules and roadways. As part of a major project co-ordinated by the City of London Corporation, these essential maintenance works will see Tower Bridge Road closed to vehicles from 1st October - 30th December. Visitors to Tower Bridge Exhibition, however, will still be able to step inside and enjoy all that the attraction has to offer.
Please be aware that it may take longer than usual to make your way across the bridge.
This project will no doubt enhance the visitor experience even more, offering a unique opportunity to view the conservation works from high above through our Glass Floor. Lucky customers might even see the bridge suspended in its famous raised position!
Tower Bridge is 122 years old and needs to under-go essential maintenance works to ensure the iconic landmark continues to serve as a vital London river crossing. Every day more than 40,000 people cross over Tower Bridge, including 21,000 vehicles, making it a critical connection in crossing the Thames. This daily heavy use has had an effect on the timber decking of the bridge, which was last refurbished in the 1970s.
For more information about the works and getting here, please visit the City of London website.
Please note: on Sunday 4 December between 8am and 4pm pedestrian routes across Tower Bridge will be unavailable. Access to the Exhibition will remain open as usual, with access available via either the ticket office or the South lift.