The Millennium Bridge in London has this week been closed for inspection and maintenance work.
The City of London said that the structure would close between 20 and 24 October for a routine scheduled inspection that applies to all highway structures every two years.
The bridge needs to be closed for the operation because its deck will be lifted to allow all parts of the structure to be checked. Specialist rope access teams and inspection engineers will climb out on the towers, cables and bridge piers to inspect the bridge. A survey team will also check the profile of the support cables.
At the same time as the structural inspection, an electrical inspection will be carried out, the bridge will be cleaned and some surveying and maintenance work will be done.
This bridge is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates.